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

Dries Buytaert dries.buytaert at gmail.com
Fri Sep 7 19:23:55 UTC 2007

On 30 Aug 2007, at 09:08, Jeff Eaton wrote:
> For quite some time, it has been commonly understood in the Drupal  
> community that non-GPL software (like a third-party PHP message  
> board system) can be integrated into Drupal legally by using an  
> intermediary 'bridge' module. After some in-depth emails with the  
> Free Software foundation's license gurus, it's become clear that  
> this is NOT the case.

Because some people e-mailed me in private about this; it's going to  
take me a couple more days to respond to this thread.  I'm also going  
to consult some other Open Source projects about this.  In the mean  
time, keep on discussing as all input is valuable before we refine  
our stance. :)

Dries Buytaert  ::  http://www.buytaert.net/

More information about the development mailing list