Subject: Re: An explanation of the difficulty of solving licenseproliferation in one sentence
From: Ian Lance Taylor <>
Date: 09 Mar 2005 14:33:31 -0500

"Forrest J. Cavalier III" <> writes:

> Finally, mixing is almost never required. Most creators of
> derivatives have no need to mix code under two different licenses
> because they create adaptations which will retain the license.
> So we are arguing over what?  Less than 1% of the reuse cases?

I really could not disagree more.  I have seen many cases of attempts
to mix code with incompatible licenses.  The most obvious ones are BSD
people rewriting GPL library functions for GNU/Linux compatibility.