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Re: KDE not in Debian?

On Fri, Jan 28, 2000 at 07:48:40AM -0500, Andreas Pour wrote:
> Hmm.  I don't know, the BSD license says you can modify the source code, it does
> not permit you to modify the license.  The copyright holder still holds the
> copyright to every copy of the work that is created.  And this owner has indicated
> that the copy comes under the BSD license.  The fact that you, and not he, makes
> the copy, does not change the license he gives to the copies.  I mean, maybe you
> would have an argument that, the one copy that he gave you, that you can change
> the license on that.  But how can you change the license on a copy someone else
> makes?  I mean, if code B is BSD, and you add code G which is GPL to it, and then
> you distribute B+G to me, when I make a copy of B+G, how can you say your license
> applies to the B part, when the copyright holder of B says a different license
> applies to it?

One work can be licensed under several different licenses at the same time
to different people (or even to the same people). For example, perl
is licensed under the Artistic license and the GPL.



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