I wish to quote some code that was released under the GNU Public Licence 2 (or at user's desire, a later version) but I am aware that content published here is to be licensed with a (modified?) MIT licence. Does this mean I cannot reproduce that code here and can only refer users to it with a URL?
It was my intent to indicate how I used the code (which is a
C header file) to use the API that it documents so as to interface with the software in the package that it is a part of.
Update: following a detour into the currently Beta Open Source SE area I found:
- Is it OK to remove the license terms for a code snippet?
- The Stack Exchange licence: Can I post open source code here?
which seem to suggest that I would have a problem in reproducing a complete header file on the main site which was my original intention as that would mean I was reproducing GPL material that SE would be attempting to re-license under their terms and as I was not the copyright holder/original creator this is not permitted. As a UK citizen my position under its Wikipedia Copyright Law entry is merely more confusing especially as it is not clear whether that even applies here!