Subject: Re: Dual license question
From: Rick Moen <>
Date: Mon, 28 Jun 2004 22:42:44 -0700

Quoting J.M.Piulachs [Sand!] (

> One simple question ... If I have relased a dual licensed software
> product (GNU and comercial license) can other GNU licensed software be
> added to my code base without license issues?

1.  I note without particular objection that your question is off-topic
for this list.  Like practically all other recent posts, it hasn't had
anything to do with OSI or examining candidate licence for

2.  The term "commercial licence" is meaningless:  Practically any
licence can be used in commerce.  You probably mean proprietary licence.

3.  You can answer your question for yourself, if you realise that you
attach a particular licence to an _instance_ of your work.  When you or
someone else then uses a copy of that instance to create a derivative
work, the resulting derivative either does or doesn't suffer from
licence conflict.  The nature and licensing of other instances of your
work has nothing to do with the matter.

Cheers,                            Ceterum censeo, Caldera delenda est.
Rick Moen  
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