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

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Fri Sep 7 12:08:51 UTC 2007

On 07.09-14:01, Chris Johnson wrote:
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> If this is true and legally correct (and I understand it), then we are
> lucky the FSF doesn't have the money to sue thousands of cases in
> court.  Because every time a GPL program is compiled and run on a
> non-GPL operating system, it's going to be breaking this "rule."  No
> GPL software could be run on Mac OS or Windows, if it called the OS or
> any GUI API.

there is in fact a specific exclusion clause to this effect.  but
yes, it is a spiral of insanity, people fighting against the precise
freedoms they attempt to protect.  a lawyer's wet dream.

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