Wireshark-dev: Re: [Wireshark-dev] pidl license question
From: Jelmer Vernooij <[email protected]>
Date: Sat, 25 Aug 2007 16:57:36 +0200
Hi Joerg,

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?
The generated dissectors are yours to license, just like the output of any other 
compiler. However, since the generated code uses wireshark utility functions 
a lot, the only practical license would be a license compatible with the 
wireshark license.

If you like, I think we can add a clarification to the pidl output files 
stating that we do not consider them derived works of pidl.



Jelmer Vernooij <[email protected]> - http://samba.org/~jelmer/
Jabber: [email protected]

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