Question about gpl

Phil Bieber philbieber at
Sat Apr 26 20:14:38 UTC 2008

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On Sat, Apr 26, 2008 at 9:47 PM, Anna EdwARds  wrote:
>  I have a question about the gpl license. If i have an open source product
> that is in-compatible with the gpl license, and if the license it allready
> has dosn't strictly forbid it, could i release the new project under the gpl
> license? Like one currently under a microsoft open source license.

I don't know the contence of the MS OS license, but I would expect,
that you are not allowed to rerelease the software under another
license. In fact, the GPL is the same. When you alter an existing OSS
programm that uses the GPL, you *have to* release your project under
the terms of the GPL.

That's the way I see it, but I'm not quite sure.

Phil Bieber
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