GPL and Python modules.

Istvan Albert ialbert at
Mon Oct 25 20:47:20 CEST 2004

Ian Bicking wrote:

> don't even have to GPL your code, you just have to abide by the GPL 
> (i.e., provide source); you could distribute your code under any 
> GPL-compatible license, such as a BSD-style license.

No if you derive from GPL then you must release your program
as GPL and you may not release it with a "GPL compatible"

Otherwise it would be to easy to circumvent it, just get a
GPL program, add a comment, call it something else
and re-release it as BSD.

 From the GPL FAQ:

Q: If a library is released under the GPL (not the LGPL),
does that mean that any program which uses it has to be under the GPL?
A: Yes, because the program as it is actually run includes the library.


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