Re: PHPNuke license
On Fri, Feb 28, 2003 at 05:51:52PM -0500, Don Armstrong wrote:
> executed on the client side, a case could be made that use of phpnuke
> on a website is equivalent to distributing it. [If someone is aware of
> the FSF or arguments saying otherwise, I'd be glad to hear them.]
After some thought, I submit the following:
One cannot simultaneously argue that displaying a website is presenting a
user interface subject to 2c and that it constitutes distribution of the
If it constitutes distribution, it is fundamentally a different act than
displaying a user interface, and thus 2c does not apply to the mere display
since there is no display going on.
If it is a user interface, that is fundamentally a different act than
distribution, and requirements to distribute in source form, unmodified, do
not apply, since there is no distribution going on at all.
I think it would be a very hard sell to claim that it is doing both
simultaneously. It's enough of a stretch to claim that it's doing one.