[kramdown-users] kramdown license

Thomas Leitner t_leitner at gmx.at
Sat Mar 13 07:45:28 EST 2010


On Sat, 13 Mar 2010 12:32:19 +0100, Thomas Leitner wrote:
> On Fri, 12 Mar 2010 15:56:41 -0500, Jim Gay wrote:
> > 
> > On Mar 12, 2010, at 3:05 PM, Thomas Leitner wrote:
> > 
> > > On Fri, 12 Mar 2010 09:47:15 -0500, Jim Gay wrote:
> > >> Under what license is kramdown provided?
> > >> 
> > >> We're looking to include it in RadiantCMS which uses the MIT
> > >> license.
> > > 
> > > kramdown is licensed under the GPLv3, see the COPYING file in the
> > > distribution.
> > 
> > Thanks. If I'm understanding this correctly, as long as we are
> > distributing verbatim copies and including the license for kramdown
> > we've got nothing to worry about with regard to the distribution
> > under MIT. Can you tell me if I'm correct?
> 
> I can't really tell you since I'm not a lawyer ;-) However, I found
> [this article (and the comments)][1] and it seems that this is allowed
> by the GPL as long as you don't modify the source but just use it.

After some more research I found that some other web sites say that
this is only possible if RadiantCMS is distributed under the GPL.

So I suggest that you contact the FSF and ask them - they should
know!

Best regards,
  Thomas


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