Imran Ghory ImranG at
Tue Jan 9 18:06:26 UTC 2001

Not specifically a FSF/Europe thing but some vaguley related 
question about how GPL actually works.

1) Does the GPL apply to the GPL, that is can you create a 
licence which is based upon GPL without violating the GPL ?

2) Can you licence some software under two licences for instance, 
could you write a program and offer it under both GPL and say the 
BSD licence ?

3) If a program is under GPL does that bar it from including non-
GPL code ?

4) If you had for instance some graphics which you wanted to 
include with a software package which was under GPL, but didn't 
want to release the graphics under GPL is there anyway you could 
do it ?

In particular I was considering the following paragraph from the GPL,

"In addition, mere aggregation of another work not based on the 
Program with the Program (or with a work based on the Program) 
on a volume of a storage or distribution medium does not bring the 
other work under the scope of this License."

Could this be used to include non-GPLed graphics in a GPLed 
program ?


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