What is a GPL violation?

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What is a GPL violation?

Post by manuman » Mon Apr 09, 2007 12:17 am

This post is designed to clarify one basic misconceptions about GPL and inparticular its application to Joomla!.

The GPL notices for Joomla! are in the source code. For example open any .php page in a Joomla! distribution and you'll find something similar to this.

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/**
* @version $Id: index.php 6022 2006-12-18 22:30:07Z friesengeist $
* @package Joomla
* @copyright Copyright (C) 2005 Open Source Matters. All rights reserved.
* @license http://www.gnu.org/copyleft/gpl.html GNU/GPL, see LICENSE.php
* Joomla! is free software. This version may have been modified pursuant
* to the GNU General Public License, and as distributed it includes or
* is derivative of works licensed under the GNU General Public License or
* other free or open source software licenses.
* See COPYRIGHT.php for copyright notices and details.
*/
This is the copyright/license information. When the GPL says that you may not remove the license information, this is(in Joomla!) what it is talking about. It does not apply to the copyright notices in the footer of browser display of Joomla!, nor does it apply to the met tag "Generator".

Hope this helps
Shayne
Shayne Bartlett - Joomla Co-Founder
CTO/Web Architect: Elastik Space https://elastik.space / Elastik Digital https://elastik.digital

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