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From Bruce Snyder <bruce.sny...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: [consolidation] next steps?
Date Wed, 09 Nov 2005 17:14:11 GMT
On 11/9/05, Geir Magnusson Jr. <geirm@apache.org> wrote:
>
> On Nov 9, 2005, at 11:09 AM, Bruce Snyder wrote:
>
> > On 11/9/05, Geir Magnusson Jr. <geirm@apache.org> wrote:
> >
> >> if you import GPL at compile time, the virality of the GPL requires
> >> that you license under the GPL, so clearly that's not allowed.
> >
> > Geir, do you know if this includes the use of reflection against a
> > class so as to avoid a compile time dependency?
>
> I'm not sure.  I don't think about GPL much.  It is a runtime thing,
> and from the GPL preamble :
>
> "Activities other than copying, distribution and modification are not
> covered by this License; they are outside its scope.  The act of
> running the Program is not restricted..."
>
> which supports my understanding that runtime activity such as you
> suggest is ok...
>
> However, IANAL, and I tend to stay away from GPL-ed code.  It's scary :)
>
> >
> >> GPL isn't alllowed at all.
> >
> > My understanding the above statement, but I'm asking my previous
> > question because it appears that the stance may be softening a bit.
>
> No, because you still can't distribute the code, keep it in SVN/CVS,
> etc.  your user could go get the code and try to make it work, I
> suppose....

Thanks for the responses, Geir. They are exactly what I expected.

Bruce
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