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Re: FilterProxy and DFSG

Bob McElrath <rsmcelrath@students.wisc.edu>:

> > Is the author aware that the extra clauses also make his license
> > incompatible with the GPL?  This means he can't use GPL code from
> > other programs in FilterProxy.
> Could you clarify this for me?  How is a usage restriction in violation
> of the GPL?  How does this preclude me from including code from other
> GPL projects?  Can you point me to the appropriate part of the GPL that
> mentions this?

    b) You must cause any work that you distribute or publish, that in
    whole or in part contains or is derived from the Program or any
    part thereof, to be licensed as a whole at no charge to all third
    parties under the terms of this License.

If the licence of FilterProxy forces you to have usage restrictions on
such derived code, then code that is derived both from FilterProxy and
from GPL code cannot be distributed at all.


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