[M3devel] On the way to release other packages in GPL?

Hendrik Boom hendrik at topoi.pooq.com
Mon Aug 28 01:40:46 CEST 2017

On Sat, Aug 26, 2017 at 07:29:18PM +0000, Daniel Alejandro Benavides D. wrote:
> Hello:what if we ask to release all Modula-3 in GPL?https://www.dwheeler.com/misc/simplify-hp-release.txt
> Thanks in advance

You can release every package *you*write using the GPL.

But you'll have licence compatibility issues because the majority of 
Modula 3 code is not covered by the GPL unless you also release it 
under a license compatible with the one that most of the Modula 3 
stuff is licenced under.

There's nothing difficult about having two licences.  It just means 
there are two possible conditions under which someone can use and copy 
them.  Its enough for either to apply, and it gets out of bothersome 
licence compatbility restrictions.

-- hendrik

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