GPL3 Re: packaging
Jay R. Ashworth
jra at baylink.com
Wed Feb 13 16:52:51 PST 2008
On Thu, Feb 14, 2008 at 12:28:46AM +0000, Colin Guthrie wrote:
> Jay R. Ashworth wrote:
> > I may have fallen off on a curve, here, but if the issue is "does using
> > a GPLd tar utility to package our non-GPL package have any effect at
> > all on its licensing?", I'm pretty sure the answer is "no".
> I'm 100% sure the answer is "no".
> The GPL has to end somewhere and to take this to it's logical conclusion
> it would effectively state that writing a document in a GPL word
> processor would mean that the docs you write in it would also have to be
> GPL... or a GPL IDE to write programs that are non GPL etc..... neither
> of which is the case (unless I've *really* misinterpreted things!)
Except for Bison, for good reasons that I understand.
And yeah, I knew it was no, I was just trying to be lyrical. :-)
Jay R. Ashworth Baylink jra at baylink.com
Designer The Things I Think RFC 2100
Ashworth & Associates http://baylink.pitas.com '87 e24
St Petersburg FL USA http://photo.imageinc.us +1 727 647 1274
Those who cast the vote decide nothing.
Those who count the vote decide everything.
-- (Joseph Stalin)
More information about the xorg