Wireshark-dev: Re: [Wireshark-dev] pidl license question
From: "Luis EG Ontanon" <[email protected]>
Date: Tue, 14 Aug 2007 12:54:55 +0200
BTW to get back to our actual problem, I think that for both Yapp add
PIDL the licensing issue is non-relevant. As We distribute them as
tools for building the program, I believe it to be mere agregation.

A very different issue is the stub code generated by PIDL itself that
goes to the dissectors, is that v3 licensed?

If so, Can we get a provision (like bison's one) that allow to GPLv2d it.


On 8/14/07, Richard van der Hoff <[email protected]> wrote:
> On Tue, 14 Aug 2007, Joerg Mayer wrote:
>
> > On Mon, Aug 13, 2007 at 01:43:58PM +0100, Richard van der Hoff wrote:
> >> Joerg Mayer wrote:
> >>> On Sun, Aug 12, 2007 at 11:05:44AM +0200, Luis EG Ontanon wrote:
> >>>> YAPP's Driver is either GPL or Artistic .
> >>>>
> >>>> http://search.cpan.org/~fdesar/Parse-Yapp-1.05/lib/Parse/Yapp.pm#COPYRIGHT
> >
> > : You may use and distribute them under the terms of either the GNU
> > : General Public License or the Artistic License, as specified in the Perl
> > : README file.
> >
> >>> Sure, but GPLv2 only if I see this correctly?
> >>
> >> It doesn't specify this, does it? That gives you the right to use it
> >> under any version of the GPL you choose.
> >
> > That would be for lawyers to decide... but I wouldn't assume so, it's
> > just incompletely specified. If there is no license, you may do NOTHING
> > with the code, not everything.
>
> I'm pretty sure I read *somewhere* on fsf.org (though I now can't find it)
> that not specifying a version means "any version" in their eyes.
>
> > Also, looking at the perl license that
> > is mentioned in the document cited above it looks like perl uses exactly
> > version 2 (man perlgpl).
>
> Yes, that's true - though to be honest I'd see the "as specified in"
> clause as an informative, rather than normative, reference.
>
> Um; remind me how this is actually relevant here?
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