Daniel Stenberg <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> writes: > I just like to point out that "stealing from cURL" would in fact not > convert the cURL source to GPL, since the curl source code is MIT > licensed. The license requires the copyright text to be included. I would add to this that, even if cURL were under the GPL, I would still need an explicit assignment to the FSF before being able to incorporate the code to Wget. That's how GNU works. (It would of course be perfectly legal for a third party to mix two pieces of GPL'ed code; it's just that the FSF prefers to own the code that goes in GNU.) > Since I am the originator of most curl code (and quite probably of > the particular SSL related code that has been refered to here), I am > willing to donate source code from curl to wget, with a translated > (to GPL) license for those parts, if need be. I would be grateful for such a contribution. Before doing that, we should find out if cURL code can be used in Wget, and who would do the merge. (I cannot do it because I don't understand or use SSL at all.) It would be a shame if your donated ended up not being used!