[development] MIT licensed widgets in d.o GPL repo?

Thomas Barregren thomas at webbredaktoren.se
Fri Oct 20 08:37:06 UTC 2006

Chris Johnson skrev:
> I believe that the policy on anything in the drupal.org repository is 
> that it must be GPL licensed.  Even something with a more liberal 
> license, such as an MIT-licensed widget, would not be allowed.
If you have soucre code under an MIT-licensed, you are free to 
distribute it under any other license as long as the terms in the MIT 
license aren't violated. The terms of GPL are compatible with MIT and 
vice versa. Therefore, the answer is very easy: you can redistribute the 
widgrt under GPL.

See also:

    * http://www.gnu.org/licenses/gpl-faq.html#WhatIsCompatible
    * http://www.gnu.org/licenses/gpl-faq.html#WhatDoesCompatMean
    * http://www.gnu.org/philosophy/license-list.html#GPLCompatibleLicenses
      (MIT license is here called Expat license)


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