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Re: [PEAR-QA] PHP License

Sean Kellogg <skellogg@u.washington.edu> writes:

> On Wednesday 24 August 2005 01:46 pm, Catatonic Porpoise wrote:
>> Sean Kellogg wrote:
>> >I'm pretty sure it is a PHP-derivative.  It relies on all sorts of built
>> > in PHP functions to create the finished work.  Perhaps...  PERHAPS... 
>> > the code you download for phpbb, on its own, MIGHT be a separate and
>> > distinct work, but it's not "phpbb" until it's merged with PHP functions
>> > to create the finished, derived work.
>> I see a little problem with this line of reasoning. It would seem to
>> imply that if I post a C program I wrote on my website, in source code
>> form, that program is subject to the license of every libc anyone might
>> ever compile it with.
> I would think the code you post is just code.  You're free to post
> your own code as much as you like.  However, if I download that code
> and use it in conjunction with glibc, then yes, I must abide by the
> license chosen by the authors of glibc.  But it does raise an
> interesting question...


> But if we assume the developers of phpBB actually downloaded PHP,
> they agreed to not make derivative software with certain titles.
> Going back to the C example you raised...  the developer of the C
> program must abide by the terms of the libc he or she chose to
> develop with.

I build my code on a variety of systems, including Linux/glibc, *BSD,
Solaris, AIX, MacOSX, etc.  Does this mean that my programs are
derivatives of all these C libraries/compilers?

Måns Rullgård

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