Dynamic linking, was: Re: Dispelling BSD License Misconceptions

Matthew Flaschen matthew.flaschen at gatech.edu
Fri Jan 26 02:05:14 UTC 2007

Ben Tilly wrote:
> Another case of interest is the web.  Suppose that I write GPLed
> software that produces a website.  There is no question that the web
> pages that I display include lots of stuff that is part of my
> codebase.

Usually, you're not displaying parts of the codebase that are under the GPL.

  I think they should therefore be GPLed.  And every time you
> fetch a page, a derivative work has been distributed.  Does every
> page, therefore, need to include a copy of the GPL?

If you are really distributing GPLed content.

Matthew Flaschen

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