GPLv2 'web-app loophole'
david at usermode.org
Fri Aug 10 01:54:36 UTC 2001
On Thursday 09 August 2001 06:07 pm, John Cowan wrote:
> There is the question of whether the HTML generated by the program is
> a derivative work of the program, which depends on how the program is
> implemented. If so, then OtherCo has surely copied *and distributed* it.
That's a tricky situation. It all depends upon the implementation and the
nature of the program.
At one time, there was a myth that using gcc would cause all resultant
executables to be under the GPL, so a lot of commercial developers stayed
away from it. Now that we are out of the Dark Ages, we can look back on that
as a silly medieval superstition.
Let's not resurrect that ancient superstition.
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