Re: [jsbml-development] Our repository
10 Oct '09 08:19
Andreas Dräger <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote
> Dear all,
> > It is not
> > possible under those terms, as I understand them, to take
> > code that is GPL 2.0 licensed, expand it or use it as part
> > of another larger program, and change the license to LGPL
> > for subsequent distribution.
> As far as I know, the copyright holder, i.e., the author of the code has
> the right to give away his/her software under another license, too. If I
> decide to give the same program to one person under terms of GPL, I am
> still free to give the same code to other persons under LGPL terms,
> because I keep all rights on the code. Am I wrong with this?
It is impossible if your program borrows existing GPL 2.0 licensed source code.
For example, if your program borrows a part of GPL 2.0 licensed source code
(e.g. a part of source code in GNU Emacs), then your program must be licensed
under GPL 2.0 (In other words, you can't distribute the program under other license).
If you created a new program which doesn't contain GPL 2.0 (and/or other licenses that
impose similar restriction) licensed source code, then you can distribute the program
under any licenses as you described.
Akiya Jouraku <email@example.com>
Dept. of Biosciences and Informatics, Keio Univ.
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