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Old 2011-10-07, 18:33   #11
Mr. P-1
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Originally Posted by xilman View Post
I've had a run in with the GMP developers in the past with a curious situation where I've been willing and able to release full source code but unable to provide anyone with a binary as a courtesy to relieve them of the necessity to perform the build themselves. Part of the program was BSD licensed by a third party and so I was unable to make the complete program available under the GPL. Re-distributing BSD source is permissible and I was willing to make my contributions available without restriction.
IANAL, but this doesn't sound right to me.

AIUI, the BSD licence is completely compatible with the GPL. You can distribute binaries, but if you do, then you must also provide access to the corresponding source in one of the ways specified in the GPL, and also comply with the other conditions of the GPL. This applies whether or not the program contains code licensed under BSD or any other GPL-compatible licence.

Last fiddled with by Mr. P-1 on 2011-10-07 at 18:33 Reason: Added IANAL disclaimer.
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