[development] Modules that integrate non-GPL PHP apps violate the GPL.

Jeff Eaton jeff at viapositiva.net
Fri Aug 31 13:02:49 UTC 2007

On Aug 31, 2007, at 3:45 AM, Piermaria Maraziti wrote:

> At 01.50 31/08/2007, you wrote:
>> The difference here could be that these are compiled programs and  
>> DLLs... could be different legalese than a script lang like PHP.
> It is a fairly small difference to me. An API is an API and the  
> fact that it is compiled in a DLL or scripted, apart from the  
> visibility of code has no real philosophical or legalese difference.

Actually, according to the terms of the GPL, and the FSF's  
interpretation of it and the public FAQs they have posted, *only DLLs  
that are part of the OS would be allowed to the included in such a way*.


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