Re: About the GPL
From: Davorin Vlahovic (A-Burn_at_fly.srk.fer.hr)
Date: Fri, 7 Nov 2003 21:13:57 +0100
On 2003-11-07, LoneHorseMan <email@example.com> wrote:
> Hi everybody,
> Is it possible to create commercial applications for the Linux Platform ?
> I mean, the company where I work is investigating the possibility to port
> our work on the linux platform - but after reading the GNU GPL license
> terms, we understand that if we use GPL-licensed code in our work, whe have
> to make our own work GPL'ed too, which is not good for us :-(
You can write code and not publish it under GPL. The catch is that you
can't open some source code from, let's say, EMACS, and include it in
your project without GPL....But if all the code is totally yours, you
don't have to use GPL
> So, for instance, if we use the GCC compiler, is the software compiled for
> it will be GPL'ed too?
No. That's different. You just can't use *source* from *a GPL project*
without GPL-ing your project.
-- Not for you. You are displaying hopeless luserdom. You should not be allowed to compile. You are a hazard to bytes.