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Re: Etiquette: Copying work

by
Graeme Gellatly
- 03/30/2016 17:12:37
Hi,

That is kind of the point of GPL Licenses, the freedom to modify and redistribute.  It really isn't an issue, it is expected and proper (even desirable) behaviour agreed to by the author when they chose the license. 

Clearly that portion would still need to be GPL licensed and they would retain copyright of that part.  Additionally your own code would need to have a compatible license.  In terms of submitting to OCA, they would also need to have signed CLA and agree to its submission.

On Thu, Mar 31, 2016 at 9:37 AM, Matt Taylor <matt454357@gmail.com> wrote:
Hello Community,

I have an etiquette question.  The openerp-plm project has a feature (Where Used BOM) that I want to use.  Is it appropriate for me to copy some of their code, with proper attribution, into a smaller module?  Their work is licensed under GPL3.  I plan to make my work public, and possibly make a PR to OCA.

Any thoughts?

Matt

p.s. Ignore the same post to the expert-inventory mailing list.  I intended to post it here.

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