Question regarding GPL

Volker Dormeyer volker at
Thu Feb 26 00:27:50 UTC 2004

On Wed, Feb 25, 2004 at 03:26:20PM -0800,
Francois Willot <cacou661 at> wrote:
 > I have improved a code that is public domain (it has
 > no copyright). Is it possible to make my improved
 > version GPL. Is it useful.

It is possible. Please see [1], [2] and [3].

   [1] GPL-Compatible Free Software Licenses -- Public Domain.

   [2] What does it mean to say that two licenses are compatible?

   [3] What does it mean to say a license is "compatible with the GPL"?


 Volker Dormeyer	<volker at>

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