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Re: Base BFD support: limit GPL spreading?

From: Gregory Casamento
Subject: Re: Base BFD support: limit GPL spreading?
Date: Sun, 16 Jun 2013 11:57:56 -0400

Ah indeed, that's true.  I recall that now.

On Sunday, June 16, 2013, Richard Frith-Macdonald wrote:

On 16 Jun 2013, at 11:52, 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.

Well everything is a legal gray area, because the law is always open to interpretation/reinterpretation.
However my understanding is that providing a GPL bundle that we do not depend upon does NOT make gnustep-base GPL'd, precisely becaause it is NOT required by apps.
This is the same rationale as us providing an SSL bundle which uses OpenSSL ... we don't depend on it, but we make it available.
I think having a loadable BFD bundle would be great, because we could load it when we want a usable stacktrace to be printed out, but not bother loading it when we don't want to do debugging.

Gregory Casamento
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