Wireshark-dev: Re: [Wireshark-dev] pidl license question
From: Joerg Mayer <[email protected]>
Date: Sun, 12 Aug 2007 10:40:49 +0200
On Sun, Aug 12, 2007 at 10:30:51AM +0200, Joerg Mayer wrote:
> Samba's svn has made the switch from GPLv2 to GPLv3. While I don't see
> any problem in including a GPLv3 tool (pidl) into the Wireshark repository
> I have a question regarding the license of the generated dissectors. So
> far the generated dissectors don't contain a license statement (nor a
> copyright statement), nor does the README accompanying the tool. So my
> question is: Can we still use the pidl tool from Samba to generate
> source files for Wireshark?

Btw, I'm not sure whether the yapp parser that's included in pidl is
GPLv3 compatible: It uses the Perl license(s) and it's rather not clear
to me whether that is GPLv3 compatible.


Joerg Mayer                                           <[email protected]>
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