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Re: compatibility of bsd and gpl

Matthew Wala wrote:

>> And people can copy&paste
>> that code out of your project and reuse it elsewhere under
>> the original (BSD) terms.
> Doesn't section 2b say that projects reusing BSD code from a GPL'd
> project have to be GPL'd?

No.  This is a matter of identifying the individual works making up
a composite work; the tail end of section 2 applies:

"If identifiable sections of that work are not derived from the Program, and
can be reasonably considered independent and separate works in themselves,
then this License, and its terms, do not apply to those sections when you
distribute them as separate works."

Nathanael Nerode  <neroden@fastmail.fm>

Bush admitted to violating FISA and said he was proud of it.
So why isn't he in prison yet?...

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