[sword-devel] Re: Introducing BibleMemorizer
jerickson314 at users.sourceforge.net
Wed Mar 23 16:55:23 MST 2005
"So if you want to write a non-copylefted application, release it under
the X11 license, and link it with a GPL-covered library, that is
allowed. The linked executable would be covered by the GPL, of
course, but the app source code would be covered by the X11 license
-Richard Stallman, allegedly on the Gnome mailing list (though Googling turns
up only quotations, not the original).
At http://www.gnu.org/licenses/info/BSD_2Clause.html the FSF officially
documents 2-clause BSD-style licenses as GPL compatible. In fact, I believe
the Linux kernel may have code used under 3-clause BSD licenses. The only
claim of incompatibility I have seen is at:
I have the following notice in my code, after the license:
/* The following notice is solely informational. It is neither legal advice
* nor part of the license.
* Please note that although this code is released under a BSD license, it
* might link with programs released under the GNU General Public License.
* These might include Sword and/or the Windows edition of Qt. Due to the
* terms of the GPL, binaries of any program which is linked to software
* covered by the GPL must be released under the GPL. This is permitted
* here because the BSD license allows the code to be used under other
* licenses, including the GPL. When linked with GPL software, the
* resulting binary must be released under the GPL. This restriction does
* not apply if the code that uses GPL software is removed.
I have not added any code to use Sword yet, and the Qt use complies with the
QPL. Do I need to change something? I don't want to do anything illegal...
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