[Fedora-legal-list] What are the implications of a license which is GPL incompatible?

Richard W.M. Jones rjones at redhat.com
Sun Feb 8 15:43:01 UTC 2009

I've read the FAQ
but I'm unclear what it means if a license is *IN*compatible with the

As an example, suppose I have a program which is GPLv2+, and it
requires a library which is (for example) APSL2.0.  Is the linking
permitted?  Can I distribute the result as a binary (with an offer of
source) or do end-users have to link it themselves?  Is there a
difference between dynamic and static linking?

More generally about the licenses with "NO" in the GPL* Compat columns
here, what does that stop me from doing?



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