Did your legal department read the PHP license at all?  There is nothing
in the PHP license that states this.

The clauses of the PHP license are, with my embedded comments in []'s:

  1. Redistributions of source code must retain the above copyright
     notice, this list of conditions and the following disclaimer.

  2. Redistributions in binary form must reproduce the above copyright
     notice, this list of conditions and the following disclaimer in
     the documentation and/or other materials provided with the

[So, so far your only requirement, if you are actually redistributing PHP
 itself, which it sounds like you are, is that somewhere you need to put
 the PHP copyright found in the LICENSE file.]

  3. The name "PHP" must not be used to endorse or promote products
     derived from this software without prior written permission. For
     written permission, please contact [EMAIL PROTECTED]

  4. Products derived from this software may not be called "PHP", nor
     may "PHP" appear in their name, without prior written permission
     from [EMAIL PROTECTED]  You may indicate that your software works in
     conjunction with PHP by saying "Foo for PHP" instead of calling
     it "PHP Foo" or "phpfoo"

[Don't call your product PHP 5.0 or Super PHP]

  5. The PHP Group may publish revised and/or new versions of the
     license from time to time. Each version will be given a
     distinguishing version number.
     Once covered code has been published under a particular version
     of the license, you may always continue to use it under the terms
     of that version. You may also choose to use such covered code
     under the terms of any subsequent version of the license
     published by the PHP Group. No one other than the PHP Group has
     the right to modify the terms applicable to covered code created
     under this License.

  6. Redistributions of any form whatsoever must retain the following
     "This product includes PHP, freely available from

[Finally say where you got PHP from so people can go fetch it themselves.
 The only other thing in the LICENSE file is the warranty disclaimer and
 some contact info.  So, no mention of html source code, compiler source
 code or anything similar.  Now, one of the other licenses of the various
 bits you are using, such as perhaps MySQL's may place further restrictions
 on you.]


On Mon, 19 Aug 2002, daniel cozzolino wrote:

> Hello all,
> I have an issue with an application I have developed that has Macromedia
> Director interfacing with MySql via PHP.  I am told by our legal
> representation that under the PHP license agreement, the PHP html source
> code must be available.  It was my understanding that only the compiler
> source code need be made available.  Am i way off track or should I out
> asking for PHP website source code?? ;-)
> The product is for sale and uses php/mysql for administration.  I have a
> software licence for Director and have just purchased the MySql license.
> Is there anyone else who has experienced the same situation or could refer
> me to an appropriate information source.
> thanks
> Daniel Cozzolino
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