+-------[ Joerg Wunsch ]----------------------
| Martin Blapp <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:
| > Suse's Copyright:
| > 
| > /* Copyright (c) 1999 Thorsten Kukuk
| >    Author: Thorsten Kukuk <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
| That would at least be a copyright violation.

Not necessarily, some derived works are entitled to copyright protection
in their own right, hard to prove you've changed it enough to get that

Unauthorised relicensing of the invididual parts is a copyright violation,
it's legal to contain BSDL code in a larger GPL'd work. The contained code 
still retains the original copyright and license.

There is unfortunately a section of the GPL community who confuses this
with the right to simply relicense BSDL code whenever you want, because it 
doesn't explicitly deny it. The FSF 'GPL compatible' licenses page makes
this even more confusing (IMO). 

If you want to stop your BSDL code being used in GPL projects (not sure
why you would want to), stick the advertising clause in, this then makes
the BSDL GPL incompatible (according to the FSF).

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