Stephan Richter wrote:
On Wednesday 16 August 2006 09:42, Martijn Faassen wrote:
Anyway, nothing is said about dependency on GPL-ed code. That's a
different debate. It's strictly not against rules, but it does mean one
expectation is broken: one might want to expect that all code in the
repository is freely usable without having to worry about
GPL-provisions. This is not the case for code that depends on GPL-ed
code. Even though this may be already a grey area for other reasons, it
still makes sense to think about the intent and people's expectations
when checking in a codebase.
My expectation is that I have to read all included license files and the
licenses of the dependencies.
If the GPL is one of those included licenses, the whole package falls
under the provisions of the GPL, not just the dependencies. This is what
the GPL requires.
Remember, we are talking only about a
dependency here, not even an inclusion. This case is much weaker than a lot
I know we're talking about a dependency here. I'm not saying what you
did was wrong, but I do also think Benji brought up a good point that
should be carefully considered.
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