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From: Robert Hartley <>
To: "Davies, Mike" <>
Subject: Re: SN backend GPL or LGPL?  (was: SourceNav release...)
Date: Wed, 13 Feb 2002 10:50:00 -0000	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <50D13214B9CBD41180800008C7CFB62C45F4D5@AZTEC>

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What I was trying to ask is if we made the back end of SN a shared library,, would every thing that linked to this library have to be GPL'd or
would the library be able to be treated as a LGPL work?



"Davies, Mike" wrote:

> > What if we had some sort of Corba type middle ware that provided a
> > decent distributed API, without actually linking the code in.
> >  Would any
> > application that connected to it still be bound by the GPL?
> Any changes you made to the Sourcenav Code would be GPLed and you would have
> to provide them in the usual ways,  however it seems to me that any
> application that used the CORBA interface would be effectively dynamically
> linked to it and so might escape the GPL.
> > I am trying to find out here if there is any room for commercial
> > developers to contribute to SN.  It would be a shame to let
> > it all go to
> > waste.
> Well,  many commercial firms contribute to GPLed SW,  there is nothing
> stopping you from doing that.  If you are trying to make a proprietry
> version of SourceNav then this is prohibited by the licence.  That is quite
> apart from the implications for the feelings of people who contributed their
> efforts freely for the common good.
> Mike Davies

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  reply	other threads:[~2002-02-13 18:38 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 8+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2002-02-13 10:38 Davies, Mike
2002-02-13 10:50 ` Robert Hartley [this message]
2002-02-13 11:25   ` Ian Roxborough
  -- strict thread matches above, loose matches on Subject: below --
2002-02-15  9:43 Doug Fraser
2002-02-13 11:55 Doug Fraser
2002-02-13 12:49 ` Robert Hartley
2002-02-13  9:06 Robert Hartley
2002-02-13 12:19 ` Syd Polk

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