[Date Prev][Date Next] [Thread Prev][Thread Next] [Date Index] [Thread Index]

Re: GPL-script to be run on a non-free interpreter

Ralf Treinen <treinen@club-internet.fr> wrote:

> Can someone point me to examples of such exception clauses to GPL?
> -Ralf.

Not exactly the same case, but xwatch is GPLed and has an exemption
clause to link to a non-free library.  The add-on is the third paragraph

 XWatch - a tool to monitor logfiles and display new logs in an X window.  
 Copyright (C) 1995 Karel Kubat.  All rights reserved.
 This program is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it
 under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by the
 Free Software Foundation; either version 2 of the License, or (at your
 option) any later version.
 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).  If a
 derivative no longer requires XForms, you may use the unsupplemented GPL
 as its license by deleting this paragraph and therefore removing this
 exemption for XForms.
 This program is distributed in the hope that it will be useful,
 but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of
 GNU General Public License for more details.
 You should have received a copy of the GNU General Public License
 along with this program; if not, write to the Free Software
 Foundation, Inc., 59 Temple Place, Suite 330, Boston, MA  02111-1307 USA

Reply to: