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- Subject: Re: about the next version
- From: John Belmonte <jvb@...>
- Date: Thu, 18 Apr 2002 12:28:28 +0900
John Passaniti wrote:
So what's the real concern here (in opposition to a theoretical
concern)? Are you intending to use Lua in a way that
http://www.lua.org/copyright.html doesn't already cover? I'm sure the
Lua authors would love to hear about it.
The GPL, love it or hate it, requires the combination of GPL'd software
and software under another license to be distributed under the GPL.
Both the other license and the GPL must allow this in order for it to be
legal. Although you may have a friendly email dialog with the Lua
authors, they can only grant you half of the permission to make this
possible. Not only must the Lua license allow the Lua->GPL switch, but
also the GPL license must allow it.
Again I'm at risk of provoking our GPL-opposing friends on this list.
I'm not promoting or defending the GPL, I'm only searching for the
answer to a practical question. Suppose I want to embed Lua into the
Linux kernel, for example, which like a lot of software is under GPL.
Is this a theoretical concern?
OpenPGP encrypted mail welcome.