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

ttw+drupal at cobbled.net ttw+drupal at cobbled.net
Mon Sep 3 20:27:17 UTC 2007

On 03.09-23:04, Darren Oh wrote:
[ ... ]
> The viral nature of the GPL means that an app that uses Drupal is  
> automatically licensed under the GPL, whether or not the developer of  
> the app says so. That's exactly what we want, and it's the reason  
> Drupal is distributed under the GPL. [ ... ]

i am unsure who you define as "we" but if it's the reason that Drupal
is distributed under the GPL then i would be severly disappointed.
personally, i understand the purpose of the GPL (as opposed something
like the BSD license) is to ensure that developments are returned to
the community and that the code remains free.

the "spirit" of the GPL can only be captured by capturing the spirit
of freedom.  this means accepting that people may use certain aspects
of that freedom in a manner contrary to you expectation or wishes.

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