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Some code in Wireshark are dual-licensed under BSD-like and GPL licenses. The question is - can I use parts of such dual-licensed code in a proprietary product under terms of BSD license?

asked 17 Feb '11, 05:10

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Is there a particular file (or set of files) you are referring to ?

(17 Feb '11, 09:31) Bill Meier ♦♦

For example: epan\crypt\airpdcap_tkip.c

(17 Feb '11, 09:43) readytouse

Yes, that's possible. It's up to the copyright holder to determine how (under what license) the code is disseminated. In this case they decided that the BSD license applies (also), so it can be used in accordance with that license.

If you wanted to use it under the GPL, you would have to adhere to that. Just make sure to abide by the requirements stated in the applicable license in your situation and you're good.

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answered 17 Feb '11, 12:42

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