On 22 Jun 2001, Simon Michael wrote:
> Shane Hathaway <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> writes:
> >> One of the consequences being that someone re-distributing zope &
> >> zwiki together, under their default licenses, is technically in
> >> violation right now, I think we are all agreeing.
> > Technically yes, although I like to think that the product developers
> > implicitly grant redistribution permission by attempting to apply the
> > GPL.
> I'm not sure that would be a valid assumption. Speaking for myself, it
> wasn't my particular intention to unconditionally grant that
> permission given the licenses as they stand. I mean, I didn't intend
> that zwiki's GPL be some kind of watered-down GPL. :)
May Stallman forgive me (fun intended :-):
Date: Thu, 21 Jun 2001 16:43:05 -0600 (MDT)
From: Richard Stallman <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
To: [EMAIL PROTECTED]
Subject: Re: Mixing different licences
Another question is whether or not it's legal to use GPL-ed Zope
products with Zope.
That is a hard question. I don't know whether Zope is just an interpreter
or contains facilities that, in effect, the user program links with.
It makes a difference.
If the former, you can run programs on Zope regardless of their
If the latter, then in general, you can't take someone's GPL-covered
code and combine it with Zope, because the Zope license is
If someone wrote a GPL-covered program specifically for Zope, you are
pretty safe taking that as implicit permission to combine it with
Zope. But it would be better for them to give explicit permission.
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