shared-mime: Including generated files
davidpersson at qeweurope.org
Tue Mar 24 09:53:25 PDT 2009
Nevermind I already got some clarification on the usage.
Sorry for bothering the mailing list with this issue.
So for further reference:
As long as I do only lookups and don't modify the generated file or
modify the software that generates the file I'm fine.
The older post seems to confirm this:
"You don't have to release programs which just call update-mime-database
or use the results under the GPL."
Keep up the wonderful work!
David Persson schrieb:
> I'm the maintainer of a CakePHP plugin which is MIT licensed.
> I implemented the spec and wrote a parser in PHP for the magic and globs
> files generated by the update-mime-database command from the
> shared-mime package.
> Can I distribute those files with the plugin without affecting the
> plugins license?
> For me it remains unclear if those generated files are counting as
> derivative works and are therefore GPL'ed?
> It would be really comfortable for users to have them shipped with the
> plugin as they are possibly the best maintained mime dbs around.
> P.s.: There was a similiar question 4 years ago: 
>  http://github.com/davidpersson/media/blob/master/vendors/mime_glob.php
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