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From "William A. Rowe, Jr." <wr...@rowe-clan.net>
Subject Re: Comments on GPLv3
Date Mon, 11 Jun 2007 20:06:53 GMT
Robert Burrell Donkin wrote:
> On Mon, 2007-06-11 at 02:45 -0500, William A. Rowe, Jr. wrote:
>> Matthias Wessendorf wrote:
>>> That reads like GPL3 code can contain Apache/Eclipse licensed code.
>>> Not that Apache code can contain GPL3.
>>>
>>> Is that right? Or do I miss a point.
>>>
>>> (I am not a lawyer ;))
>> Nor am I.  You are correct, the collective license of ALv2 + GPLv3 must
>> be GPLv3.  That's the license of the combined work.  Unless the GPLv3
>> elements are dual licensed, in which case they can be combined in either
>> way.
> 
> this may be a more interesting and debatable point than it first
> appears. in this case of an aggregation, i don't think that the
> collective license need necessarily to be GPL3. 

You are certainly correct in the case of AL + LGPL.  In the case of GPL?
Please expand upon your thought.


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