gerhard at killesreiter.de
Thu Apr 1 19:53:09 UTC 2010
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Cameron Eagans schrieb:
> Hi Drupalistas!
> This question has come up a couple of times in our local Drupal user
> group meetings, but the answer that was given didn't sound quite
> right to me:
> If I code a module for Drupal, does it -have- to be GPL? That is, is
> a module considered a 'derivative work' of Drupal? Or is a module
> considered it's own entity from an intellectual property standpoint
> (that is, can I use something like
> http://www.raizlabs.com/software/phpobfuscator/ to obfuscate my
> source code and sell my module without licensing it as GPL?)
> Because a module executes as a part of Drupal, must it be GPL?
> Taking that further, can we apply the same question to things like
> the Linux kernel? Is a kernel module required to be GPL? Can I sell
> a proprietary kernel extension?
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