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Re: [TSVN] To GPL or not to GPL

From: Toby Johnson <toby_at_etjohnson.us>
Date: 2005-08-19 19:11:22 CEST

Simon Large wrote:

> GPL seems to take a greedy approach in that if you incorporate
> anything which uses GPL, then you have to GPL the whole application.
> Maybe Toby can shed more light on this.

I'm not a lawyer or even very familiar with these GPL interoperability
issues... I think everyone gets the part that TSVN could use the GPL
even if it makes use of "GPL-incompatible" code; however, the reverse
certainly isn't true. If TSVN went away from a GPL license, it could
never use any code which *is* GPLed. Not sure how likely that is, but
something to consider anyway.

I do think the GPL probably "scares" some businesses, so that may keep
some of them from using or contributing to TSVN.

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