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

Gerhard Killesreiter gerhard at killesreiter.de
Sat Sep 8 01:08:19 UTC 2007

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Peter Wolanin schrieb:
> So - a question regarding only the Drupal core - if the license was to
> be changed, would those who'd need to agree only be the core
> committers?  Technically, only they have added any new code to Drupal
> core.

We may have added it, but that doesn't give us copyright on the code or
make us the author.

> For example the only change I might suggest is to change the license
> to GPL 2.0 or later, or to add a FOSS exception.  I think one or both
> of these needs to be considered otherwise it seems that we are in
> trouble regarding Drupal integration with CiviCRM and other FOSS
> packages that are GPL 3.0 or GPL 3.0 compatible.

We may be, yes.

But in order to change the license to anything else you'd have to find
and get approval of all copyright holders/authors.

Compiling the list of all these people will be fun. Some people's
changes might have been removed by other people's changes. Some people's
patches might be so small that they probably would not enjoy copyright
protection, etc...

It is probably simpler to ask who is opposed to any particular change,
then you can stop asking after a small number of people. :p

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