Yet Another GPL Licensing Question

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Yet Another GPL Licensing Question

Post by andradesilva » Fri Jul 27, 2007 5:48 pm

Hi,

Just to be clear if we as developers don't use any Joomla Framework/Functions/Work in our modules, we can choose other licensing other than GPL correct?

Thanks
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Re: Yet Another GPL Licensing Question

Post by mcsmom » Fri Jul 27, 2007 6:04 pm

Can you give an example of what the php would look like?

You mean more or less something like

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Re: Yet Another GPL Licensing Question

Post by XHTMLSuite » Fri Jul 27, 2007 6:31 pm

mcsmom wrote: Can you give an example of what the php would look like?

You mean more or less something like

@mcsmom
Your above suggestion (as a private person of course) implies that this very piece of code would not violate GPL the way you decided to interpret it. Is that right?

Thanks for your answer!
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Re: Yet Another GPL Licensing Question

Post by mcsmom » Fri Jul 27, 2007 7:07 pm

No, I didn't make a suggestion, I asked andradesilva if that is what andradesilva meant.

(edit to make it clear who made the original post)
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Re: Yet Another GPL Licensing Question

Post by XHTMLSuite » Fri Jul 27, 2007 7:11 pm

No, you did not ask me, you asked andradesilva, anyway it seemed to me that since you weren't provided with any example code, you suggested a code example that does not violate GPL as you understand it.

Is it right then, that you didn't make any assertion at all in your post?

Thank you for clarification!
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Re: Yet Another GPL Licensing Question

Post by RobS » Fri Jul 27, 2007 7:48 pm

Bernard,

Please stop putting words in other people's mouths.  She asked for a clarification, that is all.  Stop trying to make a mountain out of a mole hill.
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Re: Yet Another GPL Licensing Question

Post by andradesilva » Fri Jul 27, 2007 7:49 pm

Sure one of our modules

//
// Smarty Template Engine
//
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...
//
$smarty->display('index.tpl');
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Re: Yet Another GPL Licensing Question

Post by XHTMLSuite » Fri Jul 27, 2007 8:01 pm

RobS wrote: Bernard,

Please stop putting words in other people's mouths.  She asked for a clarification, that is all.  Stop trying to make a mountain out of a mole hill.
Robs,

with due respect, I did not do anything of the above. Neither I have put words in peoples mouths nor I am making a mountain out of a mole hill.

I was just asking a simple question. I simply wanted (and still want) to know if the example mcsmom provided was compliant with GPL as she understands it (simply because she came up with the example) and further, if this was not her suggestion, if then she didn't make a statement at all. Not more and not less.

You may pardon me if my question was phrased awkwardly, English is not my mothertongue.

Anyway, no need to get disrespectful.
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Re: Yet Another GPL Licensing Question

Post by andradesilva » Fri Jul 27, 2007 10:26 pm

As you can see we use 0 code from Joomla!, Joomla! Framework, etc... we take it very serious with that. So our license doesn't need to be GPL correct (That's the way I see it at least)

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Re: Yet Another GPL Licensing Question

Post by andradesilva » Fri Jul 27, 2007 11:01 pm

My question has been answered here:

http://forum.joomla.org/index.php/topic,183756.0.html

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If an extension/application is free standing, can I make a URL link to it without it being license under GNU GPL?

Yes. In this case it is not an extension, but is a free standing application.

How can I show that an application is freestanding?

By demonstrating that it is fully operational outside of Joomla!.


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