[development] Modules that integrate non-GPL PHP appsviolate the GPL.
earnie at users.sourceforge.net
Sat Sep 8 00:19:47 UTC 2007
Quoting Larry Garfield <larry at garfieldtech.com>:
> On Fri, 07 Sep 2007 15:34:39 -0400, Earnie Boyd
> <earnie at users.sourceforge.net> wrote:
>> While a preamble is indeed a good idea the lack thereof doesn't harm
>> the copyright or the license with which the package is distributed.
>> The copyright is owned by the producer of the code and the license
>> allows the copyright holder to give you the right to use it. It can
>> also be contrived that since I freely gave the code that is covered by
>> my copyright to Drupal that I also transferred the copyright to Drupal.
> Not true, unless you explicitly signed a document stating that you
> transfered copyright ownership to Dries Buytaert. Unless I missed
> it, there is no such automatic transfer involved in committing to
> CVS. (Some projects do have that, but not Drupal.)
> The "GPL means someone else owns my code now" line is a lie. Period.
> They can *use* your code, and can even redistribute it however they
> want as long as they do so under the GPL, but ownership remains with
> you until you legally turn it over to someone else.
I said that it can be contrived to mean; meaning that some court
*could* (not would) give Drupal that right. Copyright law changes with
each courts interpretation. FSF forces the issue and makes you and
everyone else that owns you sign a document for you to contribute code
that is distributed by the FSF just to make it clear that FSF owns the
Earnie -- http://for-my-kids.com/
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