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

Re: PHPNuke license

On Wed, Mar 05, 2003 at 10:13:18PM -0600, Steve Langasek wrote:
> Then perhaps we have a license bug here.  The text of 2(c) *only*
> provides an exemption if "the Program itself is interactive but does not
> normally print such an announcement".  This means that if either "the
> Program itself is non-interactive" or "the Program normally prints such
> an announcement" is true, you must comply with 2(c) for interactive
> works based on the Program.  I don't see that any other reading is
> possible.

If the program is uninteractive, you don't need the announcement.  If
you then turn the program into an interactive one, it's now an interactive
program that does not normally print such an announcement.  I'm just not
seeing the problem.

David, does the FSF have an opinion on this?  For example, does the FSF
take issue with people using GPL-licensed libraries with GPL-compatibly
licensed software without adding a GPL blurb?  (Which I believe would be a
side-effect of Steve's interpretation, though I'm not entirely sure.)

(I'm dropping the readline example, since readline might be argued to be
interactive itself, and that just confuses things; but I can't think of
another GPL-licensed library by the FSF off of the top of my head.)

Glenn Maynard

Reply to: