GPL and Python modules.
grante at visi.com
Mon Oct 25 18:09:39 CEST 2004
On 2004-10-25, Gerhard Haering <gh at ghaering.de> wrote:
>> >> Let's say I use a GPL'd python module (e.g. something installed
>> >> in site-packages) in an application.
>> > I'd say everything that uses a GPL'd module is derived work
>> > and must also be GPL'd. It doesn't matter how you distribute
>> > it.
>> So my application code must be GPL'd even if I never distribute
>> the module? The mere act of inserting the line=20
>> "import someGPLdmodule"
>> Makes my _source_code_ a derived work, and therefore must be
>> GPL'd? That just doesn't sound right.
> The GPL only applies if you distribute your work (outside your
Yes, I realize that, and it has nothing to do with my question.
> It would probably be a smart move to just *ask* the author of
> the module if it's ok with him what you're planning to do.
> Only if the two of you disagree, then you need to worry about
> the legal questions.
I don't really want to have to come to individual agreements
with 5-10 different module authors. That's why "standard"
licenses were invented.
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