Re: GPL v3 Draft
On 1/17/06, firstname.lastname@example.org <email@example.com> wrote:
> How does this apply to GPL-incompatible shell scripts and 'bash'? Doesn't it
> mean that GPL-incompatible shell scripts using bashisms are in violation of
> the GPL? I think it does. I'm OK with that. Other people might not be,
It doesn't, because shell scripts aren't *combined* with bash, they
are *read* by bash. They are just data like any other text file. e.g.
my OpenOffice file is not under the GPL, I'm not violating it though.
Also there are a lot of proprietary scripts for Perl, Python, PHP,
etc., which are not in violation.
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