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

Jay K jayk123 at hotmail.com
Mon Aug 28 02:18:40 CEST 2017

Please no GPL.
I want it all BSD, and one license for it all. Including the m3cg.h or such that I wrote that is currently GPL. I'll send mail on it later. Dual license might be required. This file in particular is C preprocessor code that helps read our IR. I'd also like to BSD parse.c but not clear we can. Try & see if anyone objects? Surely nobody will.

- Jay
From: M3devel <m3devel-bounces at elegosoft.com> on behalf of Hendrik Boom <hendrik at topoi.pooq.com>
Sent: Sunday, August 27, 2017 4:40:46 PM
To: m3devel at elegosoft.com
Subject: Re: [M3devel] On the way to release other packages in GPL?

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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