Rockbox mail archiveSubject: Re: Writing plug-ins
Re: Writing plug-ins
From: Anselm Lingnau <anselm_at_strathspey.org>
Date: Thu, 13 Jan 2005 11:25:58 +0100
> Yes, badly worded, sorry. PD does not _require_ that the source code is
> passed along with the binary ...this _is_ a requirement of GPL.
> > have an all-permissive non-copyleft free software license. Public domain
> > status is compatible with the GNU GPL.
> "Public domain status is compatible with the GNU GPL."
> ...Now that is new news which usefully contradicts what I was previously
This means public domain *source code*. »Public domain« code that is only
available in binary can't be GPL-compatible since the GPL is all about source
code (in particular, »GPL« binaries may only be distributed if the source
code is made available).
-- Anselm Lingnau, Frankfurt, Germany ..................... anselm_at_strathspey.org Microsoft's biggest and most dangerous contribution to the software industry may be the degree to which it has lowered user expectations. -- Esther Schindler, _OS/2 Magazine_ _______________________________________________ http://cool.haxx.se/mailman/listinfo/rockboxReceived on 2005-01-13