[sword-devel] Question about Public Domain

Ben Morgan benpmorgan at gmail.com
Mon Mar 16 16:51:09 MST 2009

On Tue, Mar 17, 2009 at 10:45 AM, Chris Little <chrislit at crosswire.org>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.)

I thought it was the whole glob of the application that had to be able to be
licensed under the GPL? An individual component of my application can be
released under another license.

God Bless,
Multitudes, multitudes,
   in the valley of decision!
For the day of the LORD is near
   in the valley of decision.

Giôên 3:14 (ESV)
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