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Re: GPL distribution begets only GPL?

On Wed, 04 Apr 2007 10:03:56 -0700 Suraj N. Kurapati wrote:

> If I download some GPL code and it contains some MIT code, can I
> just take those MIT portions and act upon them (1) only according
> to MIT license?

Yes, *as long as* you are able to extract the MIT-licensed part.

In some cases, the MIT-licensed code is so deeply modified by
GPL-licensed modifications, that figuring out how to reconstruct the
MIT-licensed part is nearly impossible.  In those cases, your only
chance is finding the original MIT-licensed code elsewhere...

> (2) only according to GPL?

Yes, obviously.

> (3) or both?

One or the other, at your option (provided you manage to extract the
MIT-licensed portion, as stated above).

> Thanks for your consideration.

You're welcome.

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