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Linux: Continuing Dual-Licensing Discussions

“Discussion continues on the Linux Kernel mailing list about the
legality and morality of re-licensing BSD/GPL dual-licensed code
under only the GPL. Alan Cox replied to Theo de Raadt’s comments
suggesting he was encouraging people to break the law, ‘re-read my
email and then apologize. I do question the .h files where they are
BSD licence and no changes were made to the work. I also point out
that the dual licence on that code appears to give permission to
distribute under one of those licences by choice.’ In response to
Theo’s request that code be shared both ways rather than converted
to a sole GPL, ‘that’s about the first thing I would agree on – its
somewhat rude and not something I personally would usually choose
todo.’ He then cautioned that this was a limitation of the BSD
license…”


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