>If someone is going to be using scripts that they grabbed >from a public forum (PHP Builder, PHPClasses, etc) in a >commercial product (that is going to be compiled with the >Zend encoder and released), what is the protocol, if any? >Do you have to get permission from the author or anything? >I've read a bit of the GNU Public liscence but I didn't come >away knowing any more than went I started reading it. So >I figure I'd ask here where I'm sure many of you have this >type of experience.
If the source code in question has *NO* licensing/copyright notice, the author of the source holds the copyright, and you can't use it legally. If the source code in question was published under GNU, you're bound by the GNU license, which I *THINK* let's you use it in a commercial release... You'd have to read up on the "examples" of what GNU does/doesn't allow. I think the FSF site might have some clear examples. PHPBuilder itself may or may not require authors to agree that their source is under some particular license. You'd have to check each site to see for sure. If in doubt, contact the author. Worst that can happen is they want some money, or you have to come up with a different solution. Odds are really really good that there is an alternative solution "out there" to almost *ANY* of the publicly available code in those forums, or that you could dig into them for the core of what they do and write your own from scratch. -- Like Music? http://l-i-e.com/artists.htm I'm looking for a PRO QUALITY two-input sound card supported by Linux (any major distro). Need to record live events (mixed already) to stereo CD-quality. Soundcard Recommendations? Software to handle the recording? Don't need fancy mixer stuff. Zero (0) post-production time. Just raw PCM/WAV/AIFF 16+ bit, 44.1KHz, Stereo audio-to-disk. -- PHP General Mailing List (http://www.php.net/) To unsubscribe, visit: http://www.php.net/unsub.php