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Re: Perl modules and the GPL

by Anonymous Monk
on Feb 01, 2010 at 20:29 UTC ( #820833=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Perl modules and the GPL

I would wager answer is in the GPL FAQ :)

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Re^2: Perl modules and the GPL
by zwon (Abbot) on Feb 01, 2010 at 20:58 UTC

    To be more precise it's

    Another similar and very common case is to provide libraries with the interpreter which are themselves interpreted. For instance, Perl comes with many Perl modules, and a Java implementation comes with many Java classes. These libraries and the programs that call them are always dynamically linked together.

    A consequence is that if you choose to use GPL'd Perl modules or Java classes in your program, you must release the program in a GPL-compatible way, regardless of the license used in the Perl or Java interpreter that the combined Perl or Java program will run on.

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