[drupal-devel] Licence issues using GPL'ed SquirrelMail code in
gordon at heydon.com.au
Mon May 23 02:08:01 UTC 2005
With a single function I would maintain this separately from
SquirrelMail. I would not bother going through the effort.
On Sun, 2005-05-22 at 12:01 -0400, K B wrote:
> The other issue is long term maintainability.
> Their code will change, and we might do the same to what we borrowed from them.
> So, do we have to do periodic sync ups? Or do we not change anything
> and just get an update from them every now and then?
> Whichever way we choose, we have to understand the implications of it long term.
> On 5/22/05, Gordon Heydon <gordon at heydon.com.au> wrote:
> > Hello,
> > On Sun, 2005-05-22 at 13:23 +0100, Mark Leicester wrote:
> > > I'm making improvements to the mailhandler (and fixing the
> > > drupal_special_chars problem by replacing with check_plain).
> > > SquirrelMail already implements a very thorough URL parser, attachment
> > > handler, and mail re-wrapper. SquirrelMail is GNU GPL, so I'm wondering
> > > if I can re-use that code rather than reinvent. What are the licence
> > > implications? Do we simply need to credit the SquirrelMail project and
> > > redistribute the licence intact?
> > You should be able to, they are both squirrel mail and drupal are gpl,
> > and you will be compiling with the terms of the licence in that you have
> > to distribute the source with the product.
> > The only thing I am not sure about but I think will be a problem is that
> > you have to keep the copyright messages in tack, but because you are
> > only taking snippets you may need to transfer the copyright messages.
> > Gordon
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