Re: [PEAR-QA] PHP License
Sean Kellogg <firstname.lastname@example.org> 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?