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Re: GPL scripts with a GPL-incompatible interpreter

On Fri, Dec 13, 2002 at 11:49:45AM -0800, Thomas Bushnell, BSG wrote:

> > My concern is not with bindings (most PHP *bindings* seem to be
> > GPL-compatible), but with the interpreter itself; I don't see anything in
> > the GPL that states unequivocally that distributing a GPL script together
> > with a GPL-incompatible interpreter is acceptable.  

> Except that the authors of the GPL have said that this is the correct
> intpretation *if* the interpreter is the ordinary kind of programming
> language interpreter that we know of.  

And if a hostile copyright holder were to come after us (or a
redistributor, etc), how much protection would the opinion of the license
author give us in court?

Steve Langasek
postmodern programmer

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