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

Earnie Boyd earnie at users.sourceforge.net
Sat Sep 8 00:09:32 UTC 2007

Quoting Laura Scott <laura at pingv.com>:

> So isn't the issue, then, what D.o should do about modules that claim 
>  to be GPL but possibly may not legitimately be so? If the module  
> creator says the module is licensed as GPL, is that not enough? Or is 
>  it D.o's job to research all possible ways the module might touch a  
> non-GPL system and, thereby, enforce what seems to be one not-quite- 
> universal interpretation of GPL?

At the end of the day it will all come down to who has the biggest 
wallet that will win.  There will only be an issue if some copyright 
holder gets upset and decides to sue.  The question we need to ask is 
are we protected enough by the license we use to continue using it and 
do the modules that people contribute cause an issue that might harm 
Drupal as a community.

Earnie -- http://for-my-kids.com/
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