[erlang-questions] Is there an accepted way of including GPL code in a project?

Gleb Peregud <>
Fri Apr 13 15:06:37 CEST 2012

On Fri, Apr 13, 2012 at 15:02, Tom Murphy <> wrote:
> Is this possible, to switch licenses? I'd think all the Erlang code
> that was already under the GPL has to stay under the GPL.

Authors of the code are always free to re-release their code in
whatever license they want.

The culprit is that if GPL code has ever reached one's hands, that
person is allowed to redistribute it as long and as much as he wants
under GPL. Hence there can be a situation when the same code is
circulating under two licenses and everything is clean legally

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