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

Thomas Barregren thomas at webbredaktoren.se
Sat Sep 8 15:46:49 UTC 2007

Chris Johnson skrev:
> On 9/7/07, Thomas Barregren <thomas at webbredaktoren.se> wrote:
>> But if your program and the other program are
>> linked, even if it is done only at runtime, and make function calls to
>> each other and share data structures, your module is a derivative work
>> of the other program as well.
> If this is true and legally correct (and I understand it), then we are
> lucky the FSF doesn't have the money to sue thousands of cases in
> court.  Because every time a GPL program is compiled and run on a
> non-GPL operating system, it's going to be breaking this "rule."  No
> GPL software could be run on Mac OS or Windows, if it called the OS or
> any GUI API.

You comment only proves that you in fact have not read the license.  
Please do that before you comment.

Hint: § 3 of GPL v2.


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