[wp-hackers] Plugin Licenses
computerguru at neosmart.net
Fri Mar 16 20:04:51 GMT 2007
Because GPL is viral and the FSF says you can't stick it in a BSD repo
without infecting the entire BSD project with the GPL.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: wp-hackers-bounces at lists.automattic.com [mailto:wp-hackers-
> bounces at lists.automattic.com] On Behalf Of Geoffrey Sneddon
> Sent: Friday, March 16, 2007 10:03 PM
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> Subject: Re: [wp-hackers] Plugin Licenses
> On 16 Mar 2007, at 17:10, Alex Günsche wrote:
> > On Fri, 2007-03-16 at 18:43 +0200, Computer Guru wrote:
> >>> What about people who publish their Plugins as even MORE relaxed?
> >>> BSD?
> >> Apache? That doesn't fit in your reasoning for GPL-only.
> > I said GPL-compatible are also ok, and the BSDL is GPL-compatible
> > (though only one-way).
> How is it compatible only one way? You can put GPL code in BSD-3
> software, and BSD-3 code in GPL software. In neither case does the
> license change (it both remains either GPL/BSD, as unless you are the
> copyright holder, you cannot change the license, unless permission is
> explicitly granted).
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