[kramdown-users] kramdown license

Jim Gay jim at saturnflyer.com
Sat Mar 13 13:11:05 EST 2010

On Mar 13, 2010, at 7:45 AM, Thomas Leitner wrote:

> 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!

I've just done that, thanks. I'll reply back with their answer if I get one.
As the holder of the copyright, would you be willing to provide permission to bundle the software into Radiant regardless of the legal opinion on GPL + MIT?


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