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Re^4: The ActiveState Platform and Perl 5.32

by autarch (Hermit)
on Dec 12, 2020 at 03:37 UTC ( [id://11125049] : note . print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Re^3: The ActiveState Platform and Perl 5.32
in thread The ActiveState Platform and Perl 5.32

I think you're conflating two meanings of the word "include" here. If you make a collection of software that includes some GPL and some non-GPL software, each individual piece retains its original license. The collection as a whole may have a license as well.

If, however, you take some GPL code and copy it into your program, or if you link/import GPL code, your program becomes GPL. But simply bundling some GPL code (compiled or not) with other code does not affect that other code's license.