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Re: maybe-ITP: bsdiff
On 5/16/05, Corinna Vinschen wrote:
> Also, AFAICS, that's not about distribution, but it's about linking
> against the Cygwin DLL. If you do that with an application which has
> a non-approved OSS license, you're infringing the Cygwin license if
> you don't GPL the code. But if you GPL the code, you're infringing the
> BSDPL license. So I don't see a satisfactory way out.
It's hard to see the BSDPL as an open-source license, since only one
level of branching from the "one true authorized source" is allowed:
3.c) The license under which the derivative work is distributed must
expressly prohibit the distribution of further derivative works.
Thus, anyone who creates a derivative cannot give others the right to
create further derivitives. The first entity to license the work is
the only one with primary control, all forks are stillborn.