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- Subject: Re: Lua License
- From: Christian Vogler <cvogler@...>
- Date: Thu, 15 Nov 2001 22:43:31 -0500
On Fri, Nov 16, 2001 at 12:37:47PM +0900, John Belmonte wrote:
> I don't see any incompatibilities either, but me or you saying that is quite
> different from a lawyer blessing two licenses as "compatible". We also need
> to answer the question of whether someone can modify Lua and release it
> under GPL (or is that the same question?).
In the case of the GPL it is the same question. The terms are quite
unequivocal on that: if you distribute a program that contains GPL'ed
code, you must distribute the entire program under the terms of the
GPL. Note that the emphasis is on "distribute" - if you don't
distribute the program at all, neither in source, nor binary form,
you can do with GPL'ed code whatever you want.