Why is Fedora not a Free GNU/Linux distributions?

Anders Karlsson anders at trudheim.co.uk
Sun Jul 20 17:24:52 UTC 2008

* Rahul Sundaram <sundaram at fedoraproject.org> [20080720 19:11]:
> Les Mikesell wrote:
>> Deliberate? _Everything_ that is not the GPL is incompatible with the GPL.
> This one is a clear lie. There are dozens and dozens of GPL compatible  
> licenses. Any license which has no additional restrictions above and  
> beyond GPL requirements are compatible with it.
> http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Licensing

Just so that I understand this right.

Any license which will permit being replaced by the GPL, when the
software it covers is combined with software under the GPL - is
compatible with the GPL?

And any license that does not permit itself to be replaced or
over-ruled by the GPL - is hence incompatible - even if it explicitly
permits combination with the GPL for any derived work or combination

Am I understanding this right?


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