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Re: Option 3

From: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>
Date: Wed, 23 Mar 2011 17:55:47 +0000 (UTC)
To: Sam Ruby <rubys@intertwingly.net>
cc: public-html@w3.org, PSIG <member-psig@w3.org>
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.64.1103231754320.25791@ps20323.dreamhostps.com>
On Wed, 23 Mar 2011, Sam Ruby wrote:
> > > > 
> > > > Indeed. There are non-forking-related restrictions too, e.g. it 
> > > > doesn't allow use in hardware devices, as far as I can tell. 
> > > > Lawrence never publicly replied to my e-mail on the subject:
> > > > 
> > > > http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-html/2011Mar/0209.html
> 
> The question you posed was:
> 
> "So can we combine code released under the GPL with a work released 
> under this license into one larger program?"
> 
> The answer to that question is
> 
> "Yes, it is possible to combine code released under the GPL with a work 
> released under this license into one larger program"

No, the answer is no, as I explained in the paragraphs immediately 
following the one you quoted.


> Meanwhile, nothing in the corner case you believe you have found affects 
> any of the use cases that this working group put forward.

It affects GPL compatibility, since it poses an additional restriction.

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