Wireshark-dev: Re: [Wireshark-dev] license question
From: Jaap Keuter <[email protected]>
Date: Sun, 22 Jul 2012 13:41:57 +0200

The GPL is all about distribution. If you distribute a DLL to a client, you (the company) has to be willing to provide the source code to it as well to this client. The client can do what it wants with it, like redistribute, etc. 

Of course you can also submit the code as enhancement in Wireshark bugzilla for inclusion in the mainline distribution. 


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On 22 jul. 2012, at 13:24, "Yosi Saggi" <[email protected]> wrote:


I need some help regarding license issues with wireshark.

I have written a plug-in for wireshark for our proprietary API between MAC and PHY.

This plug-in is to be used by clients and my company for debugging API traffic between PHY and MAC.

I would like to know if I need to publish the dll somewhere or upload the source codes to the wireshark trunk?

What do I need to do in this case where this plug-in will be used on wireshark?

I tried to understand it from the GPL FAQ  but didn’t understand where I stand in this case.


I would appreciate any help in the matter.





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