Copying GPL code from one project to another: Legal Question

Yaakov Nemoy loupgaroublond at
Fri Feb 1 23:13:34 UTC 2008

On Feb 1, 2008 6:09 PM, Bill Nottingham <notting at> wrote:
> Yaakov Nemoy (loupgaroublond at said:
> > I have a legal question that I'm not sure about.  I would like to copy
> > some code from snake, a project hosted on hosted.fp.o, written by
> > jlaska, copyrighted attributed to RH, into smolt, which the copyrights
> > are attributed to Mike McGrath.
> Note that just because part of smolt is attributed to Mike doesn't
> mean the whole thing needs be, unless he is requiring copyright
> assignment.

He isn't explicitly, but having a mixed copyright situation can cause
problems down the road.


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