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Reply to: Some Common Questions from Developers

Post by Danayel » Fri Jul 27, 2007 8:39 am

This one is also mostly great.

Except:
If I write a GNU GPL bridge to a non-GNU GPL application, will that meet the Joomla! License requirements?

This will depend on how it is written. You will probably need to consult a lawyer with experience in this area to help you to make this determination.
FSF seems to think that this is a blanket no according to the SMF emails.  Perhaps a note that it is at least unlikely should be included here.
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Re: Reply to: Some Common Questions from Developers

Post by aoirthoir » Fri Jul 27, 2007 2:30 pm

Danayel,

Actually the FSF has not said that. In fact that have even in their FAQs stated how GPL software and non-GPL compatible software can be bridged.

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In fact, in those SMF emails they state this also.
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Re: Reply to: Some Common Questions from Developers

Post by mcsmom » Fri Jul 27, 2007 3:39 pm

The SMF emails were about a vague hypothetical case. We don't know what they would say about the specific code in question or about other approaches that might be taken.
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