Re: Theo de Raadt on Relicensing BSD Code (mod 4/48)
by Theo de Raadt (126.96.36.199) on Thu Sep 13 08:23:42 2007 (GMT)
> I'm just wondering here. Would it be legal for me to make changes to a piece of BSD licenced code, create a diff, and then distribute this diff under the GPL? I have absolutely no desire to do so, I don't like the GPL, but I am curious.
If your original work is a larger part of the total, you gain copyright and get the full rights to control the future of the work; then you can use a license to partially surrender your rights as you see fit.
You however may not delete the license statements the original author put on his parts, if his license said they cannot be deleted. (All the licenses we use stipulate that in one way or another)
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