Why is Fedora not a Free GNU/Linux distributions?

Anders Karlsson anders at trudheim.co.uk
Sun Jul 20 19:56:02 UTC 2008

* Rahul Sundaram <sundaram at fedoraproject.org> [20080720 19:42]:
> Anders Karlsson wrote:
>> 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
>> work.
>> Am I understanding this right?
> This part is incorrect. If has additional requirements but explicitly  
> states that the combination is compatible with GPL, then it is. Affero  
> GPL (AGPL) is a example of this.
> http://www.fsf.org/licensing/licenses/agpl-3.0.html

Thanks Rahul for taking the time to be plesant and provide useful
answers to a genuine question. You are a credit to your employer and
to the organisation you represent.

> "Notwithstanding any other provision of this License, you have  
> permission to link or combine any covered work with a work licensed  
> under version 3 of the GNU General Public License into a single combined  
> work, and to convey the resulting work. The terms of this License will  
> continue to apply to the part which is the covered work, but the work  
> with which it is combined will remain governed by version 3 of the GNU  
> General Public License."

So the part of the work that is non-GPL licensed, can stay non-GPL
licensed in the combined works and derivatives?



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