Use of GPLed Python extension modules
k at k.com
Sat Nov 22 10:37:38 CET 2003
Paul Rubin wrote:
> Tim Churches <tchur at optushome.com.au> writes:
>>If a compiled Python extension module B includes code from some
>>other software A which is licensed only under the GPL, do other
>>Python programmes, C, which import module B also need to be licensed
>>under a GPL-compatible license (assuming C is/are to be distributed
>>to third parties)?
> It's not enough for B and C to be under "GPL-compatible licenses".
> They have to be under the actual GPL.
> From http://www.gnu.org/licenses/gpl-faq.html#LinkingWithGPL
> You have a GPL'ed program that I'd like to link with my code to build
> a proprietary program. Does the fact that I link with your program
> mean I have to GPL my program?
AFAIK, ur python program, which is interpreted, is considered data in
view of the program interpreter. So the GPL license is not needed.
Correct me if I am wrong.
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