GPL-script to be run on a non-free interpreter
Is it OK to distribute a script, which is
- licencend under GPL.
- intended to be executed by a non-free interpreter.
Background: I'm intending to package maria (ITP at bug #146320), which
is licenced under GPL. Besides the main tool, called maria, it also
contains a script, called maria-vis, which can be used to visualise the
output of maria. It is a script for the "lefty" interpreter, which is
part of the non-free graphviz package. The first line of maria-vis is
I was intending to split maria into several binary packages, in particular
- maria: the core. Goes into main, suggests maria-vis
- maria-vis: the mentioned script + manpage. Goes into contrib, depends
When I sent my ITP on debian-devel today, Moshe Zadka claimed that
even distributing maria-viz would be illegal.
Can please someone advise whether this is really the case?