is it a GPL violation or not ?

Claus Färber list-fsf-eu-discussion at
Mon Aug 26 20:41:00 UTC 2002

Jerome Alet <alet at> schrieb/wrote:
> During my first contact with them, some months ago, I already
> proposed them :

>   1 - Put their software under the GNU GPL : probably difficult.
> It seems there's another possibility :
>   4 - Put their software under a GPL compatible license : probably
>       easier.

GPL-compatible means that the licence is either identical to or laxer  
than the GPL. If it's possible to put the code under a laxer licence,  
you can also use the GPL.

Actually, anyone can take a project with a laxer licence, and put his/ 
her changes under the GPL.

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