Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 27th Sep 2005 22:40 UTC, submitted by Danijel Orsolic
Ubuntu, Kubuntu, Xubuntu "This follow-up to the previously published article 'Ubuntu: Derivative or Fork?' takes into account most of everything that has been posted as a reaction to the first article to present a general opinion and compare them with facts derived from various resouces. You'll see that peace can be achieved between these two, and ultimately any GNU/Linux group out there."
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RE[7]: "Freedom"
by archiesteel on Wed 28th Sep 2005 05:41 UTC in reply to "RE[6]: "Freedom""
archiesteel
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I'm talking about cases where I would like to turn existing GPL software into a GPL plugin for commercial applications.

There is a way to do this: simply ask the developer to release their code under a dual license: a GPL one for normal release and a LGPL one to be used as plugins. The LGPL could apply only to those portions of code used in the plug-in architecture. Why not try to make your case with them? After all, as copyright holders, they are free to relicense their software as they see fit!

However, that would require linking against the non-GPL SDK of these applications, which the GPL does not permit.

Actually, you can link to non-GPL SDK if they are GPL-compatible, such as the current BSD license.

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