On Mon, Jan 15, 2001 at 05:55:07PM +0100, Stig Venaas wrote:
> On Mon, Jan 15, 2001 at 11:16:14AM +0100, Ragnar Kjørstad wrote:
> > On Mon, Jan 15, 2001 at 09:11:56AM -0000, Sam Liddicott wrote:
> > > 
> > > If I were to write a proxy library which could integrate with various
> > > read-line style libraries - lets say just the GNU one for now to save time,
> > > and er... released this proxy under LGPL, surely PHP could use my proxy and
> > > thus make use of GNU's GPL'd readline.
> > 
> > No, not if the proxy is linked into both php and gettext.
> > 
> > GPL can only be linked to other GPL code, or code that is licensed under
> > a GPL compatible license.
> If our extension is written to support a non-GPL readline clone (say a
> BSD licensed one), and it then accidentally works with the GNU readline
> shared library, that can't be our problem, or?

Correct. It's not a php problem as long as php is not distributed in a
binary form with this module compiled in. 

Ragnar Kjørstad

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