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

Earnie Boyd earnie at users.sourceforge.net
Fri Sep 7 18:05:21 UTC 2007

Quoting mark burdett <mfburdett at gmail.com>:

> Well I was just regurgitating
> http://www.gnu.org/philosophy/license-list.html which describes PHP
> License as incompatible with GPL.  I do have my own "readings" of the
> various licenses, IP law, etc. but won't waste the list's time ;)

I suppose because of this
  6. Redistributions of any form whatsoever must retain the following
     "This product includes PHP software, freely available from

Which is in direct conflict with this
  3. The name "PHP" must not be used to endorse or promote products
     derived from this software without prior written permission. For
     written permission, please contact group at php.net.
because you cannot do 6 without it being considered an endorsement and 
you would need permission from PHP.


P.S.: How is it a waste of developers time to understand the legalities 
of what they agree to license their copyright with?

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