Re: Our repository
12 Oct '09 09:00
Akiya Jouraku wrote:
> Hello Andreas,
> Andreas Dräger <email@example.com> 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).
I think in our case it is more like if the authors of Emacs would change
the license of their code or part of their code and I think it is
But I agree that it make it simpler if all branch are under the same
license, in particular if they stay on the same source tree :-)
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