On Wednesday 10 September 2008 19:13:17 Chris Sutcliffe wrote:
> > Public Domain can be relicensed at will; all copyright has been
> > released and removed. Therefore PD->GPL isn't a problem and the
> > code is now GPL in the context of the source the PD was included
> > within. But GPL->PD then PD becomes GPL because of the GPL
> > license ``copyleft'' statements.
And likewise, for LGPL->PD.
> Well put.
I was going to answer your original question:
Pedantically, answering the question you actually asked, yes, our PD
licence is compatible with LGPL or GPL.
Pragmatically, answering the question you meant to ask, no, neither
the GPL nor the LGPL is compatible with our PD licensing.
The relationship is not commutative; Earnie has already explained the
> Perhaps we as I mentioned earlier, we should put
> something up on the wiki explaining the license so that this
> doesn't come up as often as it does.
I've converted my original SubmitPatches text from OldWiki to NewWiki
format, and I've added a clause to explicitly state that we do not
accept patches based on Wine or ReactOS sources: