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From Ian Holsman <>
Subject Using GPL Libraries ( was Re: Looking for some help developing a MPM)
Date Mon, 05 Aug 2002 16:21:27 GMT
Ryan Bloom wrote:
>>From: Cliff Woolley []
>>On Mon, 5 Aug 2002, Ryan Bloom wrote:
>>>BTW, I realize that there is a lot of questions over whether the ASF
>>>license and the GPL are compatible, but the State-Threads library is
>>>GPL'ed, not LGPL'ed.
>>That's true.  And on its own, you're right, it would mean we could not
>>distribute a state threads mpm under an apache license.  But the state
>>threads library is dual licensed MPL *or* GPL.  I'm reading the MPL
> but am
>>as yet unclear as to whether it's equally viral.
> Okay, so fair warning, dual-licensing ALWAYS confuses the hell out of
> me.  
> I believe that everybody is willing to accept MPL licensed code, but I'm
> not sure how that works.  If you commit GPL'ed code to that library,
> that is legal, because the library is under the GPL.  But then, doesn't
> the whole library have to become GPL'ed?  I always thought that with a
> dual-licensed piece of code, you are basically allowed to commit the
> code using either library, and you are allowed to use the code with
> either library.  But if that is the case, then why bother with both
> licenses, just use the least restrictive license and only have a single
> license.
> Ryan

Changing the topic.
As I read the question is can we link-to/use a GPL library.
I think that the answer to this should be the same regardless if we are 
using it in a small un-important spot, or in the main section of some 

(you either can or you can't)

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