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posted 3 years ago
Copyright law and distribution terms for public versions or derivatives
Can a person obtain the BSD license code and distribute it under GPL? I have noticed that SSLeay that traces its roots through the OpenSSL lineage, has had the following addendum to what otherwise looks similar to the standard 4-clause BSD license: * The license and distribution terms for any publically available version or * derivative of this code cannot be changed. i.e. this code cannot simply be * copied and put under another distribution license * [including the GNU Public Licence.] Is that NOOP? Why is GNU Public Licence specifically mentioned; isn't GPL already incompatible with the 4-clause BSD licence that precedes the above comment, due to the advertisement clause?
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