[fpc-pascal] [OT] GPL Lisence help
Jorge Aldo G. de F. Junior
jagfj80 at gmail.com
Sat Jul 28 07:28:43 CEST 2012
Do dynamic linked executables really need to not be GPL ?
I mean, application subdivision in modules has nothing to not be
accepted at courts as a valid concept.
Your module/lib is GPL but code linked to it must not be and this is
not a violation of GPL. Provided that the code to your module/lib is
sent with the binaries, the rest of code (non-gpl modules) dont need
to be provided.
software modularization is accepted at courts just like a car
subdivision in mechanical modules, at least when they are dynamically
Think about this : Can you think about the relationship of your
modules versus someone else modules as being intrinsecally the same
relation between linux and proprietary apps that happen to run in
linux ? Because (putting informational security concerns besides) the
userland apps calls kernel routines just like any app would call a
library routine, the difference is mainly due to security concerns as
the kernel code must be secured from userland. But as long as this is
dynamically linked, i dont see "judicial" differences here.
Thats my view and i am not a lawyer.
2012/7/27 Mark Morgan Lloyd <markMLl.fpc-pascal at telemetry.co.uk>:
> Dimitrios Chr. Ioannidis wrote:
>> Hi all,
>> first let me express my apologies for the off topic question.
>> I'm having trouble to choose the correct gpl lisence for a new open
>> source project that i'm starting. I want the project to be open source
>> gpl'ed so it can be accepted in distro's like Debian. But, at the same
>> time, because the structure is modular, i want the possibility, to be
>> used by anyone in commercial applications.
>> Can anyone give a hint and/or a suggestion ?
> Possibly multiple licenses: the license is determined by how somebody has
> got the code from you irrespective of whether he could have got it
> elsewhere. Alternatively, the basic framework is GPL but dynamically-linked
> extensions are proprietary.
> I suppose that the bigger question is: how does one find an affordable
> lawyer, well-versed in the laws covering the major jurisdictions?
> Mark Morgan Lloyd
> markMLl .AT. telemetry.co .DOT. uk
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