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From James Sutherland <ja...@cam.ac.uk>
Subject RE: [Fwd: I want to contribute a software I've written.]
Date Tue, 23 May 2000 16:15:55 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.


James.


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