Re: 6 GPL'ed Packages that depend on XForms.
On Mon, Jun 07, 1999 at 08:18:30PM +0200, Henning Makholm wrote:
> Peter S Galbraith <GalbraithP@dfo-mpo.gc.ca> writes:
> > You mean allow linking and explicitely allow distribution, right?
> > You don't mean invoking the major components bit do you?
> No, I think that is a clumsy solution to the problem.
> > "You may link this software with XForms (Copyright (c) by
> > T.C. Zhao and Mark Overmars) and distribute the resulting
> > binary. You are not required to include this paragraph in the
> > license for derivatives of this software."
> I feel a little bad about the *unrestricted* permission to distribute
> the resulting binary; see my previous message.
> Also I think it would be a good thing (even if not strictly
> required by law) to spell out explicitly that you are not
> purporting to relicense XForms itself.
> I would suggest
> "You may link this software with XForms (Copyright (C) by
> T.C. Zhao and Mark Overmars) and distribute the resulting
> binary, under the restrictions in clause 3 of the GPL,
> even though the resulting binary is not, as a whole,
> covered by the GPL. (You still need a separate license
> to do so from the owner(s) of the copyright for XForms,
> however). You are not required to include this paragraph
> in the license for deriviatives of this software.
I know this seems silly, but it might be wise to make it clear that when
that paragraph is removed the rights granted by it are also revoked.