Re: [LAD] GPL Violation Alert! - Sorry if this is a duplicate

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To: Fons Adriaensen <fons@...>
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Date: Tuesday, August 4, 2009 - 3:37 pm

On Tue, 2009-08-04 at 10:10 +0200, Fons Adriaensen wrote:

GPL crosses the plugin barrier if they live in the same address space
and call each other / share data, etc:

http://www.gnu.org/licenses/gpl-faq.html#GPLPluginsInNF

However, you can add a license restriction to avoid this for a
particular interface (e.g. the LADSPA API):

http://www.gnu.org/licenses/gpl-faq.html#LinkingOverControlledInterface

Either way, the user can't "violate the GPL" just by loading a plugin
(since the GPL is a copyright license). Distributing such a combination
in any way would, though.

Cheers,

-dr

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[LAD] GPL Violation Alert! - Sorry if this is a duplicate, Michael Fisher, (Mon Aug 3, 8:30 pm)
Re: [LAD] GPL Violation Alert! - Sorry if this is a duplicate, Gabriel M. Beddingfield, (Tue Aug 4, 1:37 pm)
Re: [LAD] GPL Violation Alert! - Sorry if this is a duplicate, David Robillard, (Tue Aug 4, 3:37 pm)
Re: [LAD] GPL Violation Alert! - Sorry if this is a duplicate, Gabriel M. Beddingfield, (Tue Aug 4, 5:39 pm)
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Re: [LAD] GPL Violation Alert! - Sorry if this is a duplicate, Gabriel M. Beddingfield, (Tue Aug 4, 3:08 pm)
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