[sword-devel] Question about Public Domain

DM Smith dmsmith at crosswire.org
Mon Mar 16 16:49:07 MST 2009

On Mar 16, 2009, at 7:45 PM, Chris Little wrote:

> Ben Morgan wrote:
>> On Tue, Mar 17, 2009 at 10:04 AM, mmital <mital.manu at gmail.com <mailto:mital.manu at gmail.com 
>> >> wrote:
>>    Hi,
>>    As Chris pointed out, all front-ends *have* to use GPL v2. So the
>>    public domain door is closed for me.
>> The license for a front end has to be GPL v2 compatible. Not GPL v2  
>> necessarily.
> This is completely incorrect (more specifically backwards). To say  
> that a license is GPL compatible means that code licensed under that  
> license may be incorporated in/used by GPL licensed software. Code  
> that is GPL licensed may only be used within code that is likewise  
> GPL licensed. (This is the whole "viral" nature of the GPL.)

Chris, I share your same understanding.
-- DM

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