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[Fwd: [gnu.org #243939] Question about 3-clause BSD and GPL compatibility]

Per Branden's request, I am forwarding this to -legal.
FSF says that the 3-clause BSD-type license is GPL-compatible.


-------- Original Message --------
Subject: [gnu.org #243939] Question about 3-clause BSD and GPL compatibility
Date: Tue, 24 May 2005 17:56:15 -0400
From: Dave Turner via RT <licensing@fsf.org>
Reply-To: licensing@fsf.org
To: roberto@familiasanchez.net
CC: branden@debian.org

> [roberto@familiasanchez.net - Tue May 24 17:49:58 2005]:
> I am considering using some abandoned code that is under the 3-clause
> BSD-type license [0]. I will need to merge in some other GPL code that 
> I have, which will result in the whole thing being GPL'd.  The 
> question that I have is  whether this particular BSD-type license is 
> GPL-compatible or not.
> -Roberto
> [0]

It is compatible.

-Dave "Novalis" Turner
GPL Compliance Engineer
Free Software Foundation

Roberto C. Sanchez

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