Use of GPLed Python extension modules
exarkun at intarweb.us
Sat Nov 22 16:52:15 CET 2003
On Sat, Nov 22, 2003 at 05:37:38PM +0800, kk wrote:
> 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?
> > Yes.
> 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.
I'm pretty sure that's wrong.
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