The Grumpy Editor's guide to free documentation licenses
Posted Oct 27, 2004 16:37 UTC (Wed) by JoeBuck
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It is a problem. Short code examples can be included based on "fair use" even when the licenses conflict, but anything more substantial cannot be moved from a GPL'd file collection to a GFDL'd file collection or vice versa without all the copyright holders agreeing to a license change.
For example, you might like the example calculator program in the Bison manual; you might want to take it, enhance it a bit, and distribute it.
But you can't mix it with any GPL'd code, and you might need a lawyer to help you figure out what you have to do to distribute the executable.
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