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Re: Base BFD support: limit GPL spreading?

From: Maxthon Chan
Subject: Re: Base BFD support: limit GPL spreading?
Date: Sun, 16 Jun 2013 19:02:34 +0800

How about let’s do both: break the BFD support into a bundle, inside the Base itself provides a “null bundle” that does nothing more than what can be done without either BFD or LLDB. Then write a new bundle with the same interface but backed by LLDB.

On Jun 16, 2013, at 18:52, Gregory Casamento <address@hidden> wrote:

Effectively option #2 violates the GPL anyway since, if it's an integral part of the app and loaded as a bundle, it's still *required* by the app.   It's a legal gray area.

I would recommend you go for option #1 and use lldb.

This list is not really the place to ask for legal advice such as this as none of us are lawyers.

Gregory Casamento
Open Logic Corporation, President/CEO
GNUstep Lead Developer

On Jun 16, 2013, at 6:40 AM, Maxthon Chan <address@hidden> wrote:

Is there any way to prevent GPL from spreading into GNUstep Base (and everything that is built on top of it) when using BFD support? Is it possible to:

1) Use some alternative technologies, like LLVM and its subproject LLDB, or
2) Split the BFD support into a loadable bundle which is loaded instead of linked by Base?
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