[development] GPL policy: request for clarification

Greg Knaddison - GVS Greg at GrowingVentureSolutions.com
Wed May 31 15:16:56 UTC 2006

On 5/31/06, Bèr Kessels <ber at webschuur.com> wrote:
> The most often heard reason why people want to include 3rd party tools is
> "that it is easier for installation".
> What I am working at (and hopefully together with jmrenouard soon :)) is to
> develop a 3rdparty autopuller system.

Easier installation has two audiences: people doing lots of
installations ("developers") and people doing one or two installations
ever ("hobbyists").

> Hope this somehow defeats the "but it is easier for installation to have it
> all together" arguments.

That argument is largely from the hobbyist, but your solution is only
for people who have shell access on the server i.e. only the

I'm not sure there is a really great solution - especially not for the
hobbyist who doesn't want to learn the shell but does want to use 3rd
party modules.

Perhaps the CivicSpace started installer will provide some greater
ease on this front?  Or at least the fact that it will help making
distros easier which will make bundling 3rd party code easier.


Greg Knaddison | Growing Venture Solutions
Denver, CO | http://growingventuresolutions.com
Technology Solutions for Communities, Individuals, and Small Businesses

More information about the development mailing list