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

Larry Garfield larry at garfieldtech.com
Fri Sep 7 21:50:11 UTC 2007

On Fri, 7 Sep 2007 14:25:22 -0700, "andrew morton" <drewish at katherinehouse.com> wrote:
> On 9/7/07, Kevin Reynen <kreynen at gmail.com> wrote:
>> 16. Audio - http://drupal.org/project/audio
>>  - includes XSPF Flash player (139K) found at
>> http://musicplayer.sourceforge.net/
> I've been doing my best to ignore this thread but did want to point
> out that the XSPF players are under a BSD license. I was advised at
> one point that since BSD is a more permissive license it was safe to
> include. I've specifically not included players under a CC license.
> When the dust settles on this I hope someone will let me know what's
> permissible.
> andrew

Including BSD code and GPL code together and licensing the combined work under the GPL is absolutely legal.  Whether or not it's against d.o policy I will leave to d.o maintainers to answer.

--Larry Garfield

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