[wp-hackers] Re: Removal Of Over 200 Themes?

Elliotte Harold elharo at metalab.unc.edu
Sat Dec 13 15:54:10 GMT 2008

According to the GPL FAQ from the FSF: 

How can I allow linking of proprietary modules with my GPL-covered 
library under a controlled interface only?

     Add this text to the license notice of each file in the package, at 
the end of the text that says the file is distributed under the GNU GPL:

         Linking ABC statically or dynamically with other modules is 
making a combined work based on ABC. Thus, the terms and conditions of 
the GNU General Public License cover the whole combination.

         In addition, as a special exception, the copyright holders of 
ABC give you permission to combine ABC program with free software 
programs or libraries that are released under the GNU LGPL and with 
independent modules that communicate with ABC solely through the ABCDEF 
interface. You may copy and distribute such a system following the terms 
of the GNU GPL for ABC and the licenses of the other code concerned, 
provided that you include the source code of that other code when and as 
the GNU GPL requires distribution of source code.

         Note that people who make modified versions of ABC are not 
obligated to grant this special exception for their modified versions; 
it is their choice whether to do so. The GNU General Public License 
gives permission to release a modified version without this exception; 
this exception also makes it possible to release a modified version 
which carries forward this exception.

     Only the copyright holders for the program can legally authorize 
this exception. If you wrote the whole program yourself, then assuming 
your employer or school does not claim the copyright, you are the 
copyright holder—so you can authorize the exception. But if you want to 
use parts of other GPL-covered programs by other authors in your code, 
you cannot authorize the exception for them. You have to get the 
approval of the copyright holders of those programs.

Elliotte Rusty Harold  elharo at metalab.unc.edu
Refactoring HTML Just Published!

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