On Tue, 12 Sep 2000, Nils Kassube wrote:
> Oleg Broytmann wrote:
> >    GPL
> I've seen several Zope products using the GPL. In my not so
> humble opinion, this could develop into a serious problem
> for Zope deployment. I'm not a lawyer (nor do I play one on TV),
> but the use of GPL'ed source code like e.g. Renderable ZClass
> in your web site probably means that you're now forced to publish
> every single bit of source built using the GPL'ed module --
> including commercial intranet projects. This can be impossible
> if you don't own the rights to every single piece of code used
> in a project. 

   No, you are not forced to publish anything. GPL "virus" applied only if
you want to *distribute* combined (your code + my GPL'd code).

> I hope Zope product developers think twice about using the GPL.
> The GPL license is not about sharing like e.g. the BSD license,
> it's about enforcing the political agenda of people who think
> that commercial ("proprietary") software w/o source code is evil.

   Yes, exactly! You've got the point! I love GPL! :)

     Oleg Broytmann            http://phd.pp.ru/            [EMAIL PROTECTED]
           Programmers don't die, they just GOSUB without RETURN.

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