Re: [Firebird-devel] Warning: readline is GPL - incompatible with MPL
On Wed, Aug 07, 2002 at 02:01:31PM -0600, Joe Moore wrote:
> > If a user were to make modifications to a local copy of the library,
> > then yes, it would have to be done in a way that complies with the
> > terms of the GPL.
> The specific example of FireBird was a program (GPL-incompatible license,
> but modifications are allowed --
> http://firebird.sourceforge.net/index.php?op=doc&id=ipl) linked with GNU
> Readline (GPL).
> So the user, exercising his right to modify FireBird, makes the 1-line
> change (replace -leditline with -lreadline) to use GNU Readline. He never
> distributes his modified FireBird++, but is in violation of the GPL in the
> privacy of his $HOME?
No, he's only *using* readline.
Nick Phillips -- email@example.com
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