Installer's are considered separete works

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Installer's are considered separete works

Post by Rico777 » Sun Jul 01, 2007 6:08 pm

I would like to bundle GPLed software with some sort of installation software. Does that installer need to have a GPL-compatible license?

No. The installer and the files it installs are separate works. As a result, the terms of the GPL do not apply to the installation software.
So a developer can create a component and create an installer program for that component but encrypt the installer and release the installer under a non-GPL liscense.

 
 
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