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From "Bill Stoddard" <redd...@attglobal.net>
Subject Re: [Fwd: I want to contribute a software I've written.]
Date Wed, 24 May 2000 00:00:48 GMT

> On Tue, 23 May 2000, William A. Rowe, Jr. wrote:
>
> > I'm hearing that the argument against GPL code is integration into
> > the core.  We can't build on it, and vendors are very restricted
> > in their distribution of it.  Correct me if I'm wrong.
>
> They can only distribute *modified* version if they also distribute
> source. They can distribute binary-only versions, so long as they are
> unchanged.
>
> > I don't see that an external feature (log file processing) falls
> > into any of these objections.
>
> A GPLed Apache module, for example, would be a big problem; a GPLed
> accompanying utility, OTOH, should be fine I think.

Probably so, but it does create extra legal review for universities/corporations that need
to ship a GPLed utility.

Bill



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