[sword-devel] using a zText module

Chris Little chrislit at crosswire.org
Sun Aug 12 12:55:47 MST 2012

I'm not sure I see the distinction. For GPLv2 software A to be used by 
or incorporated in some other software B, GPLv2 must be compatible with 
software B's license. The set of licenses that GPLv2 is compatible with 
consists of exactly and only GPLv2. (This is distinct from the set of 
licenses that are compatible with GPLv2, which includes GPLv2, BSD, and 
many others.) GPLv2 and GPLv3 are mutually incompatible.

 From FSF, stated explicitly:

GPLv3 not compatible with GPLv2:

GPLv2 not compatible with GPLv3:


On 08/12/2012 12:16 PM, Greg Hellings wrote:
> This is not true. Any modifications to Sword need to be GPLv2 but any
> applications or bindings need only be GPLv2-compatible.
> This had been explicitly checked and confirmed with the staff at FSF.
> --Greg
> On Aug 12, 2012 1:57 PM, "Chris Little" <chrislit at crosswire.org
> <mailto:chrislit at crosswire.org>> wrote:
>     On 08/11/2012 07:38 PM, Daniel Hughes wrote:
>         I wouldn't go as far as to say that I have working c# bindings,
>         I only
>         have a very small subset working. I was planning on publishing
>         what I
>         have on bitbucket under GPL3.
>     A small reminder: The SWORD Project is licensed as GPL2.
>     It is not licensed as LGPL or as GPL3 or as 'GPL2 or later', so all
>     derivative works, including any applications (or bindings) that make
>     use of the library, must be licensed as GPL2.
>     --Chris
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