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Re^5: Am I Allowed to Make a New Compiler/Language using Perl?

by moritz (Cardinal)
on Oct 25, 2011 at 13:30 UTC ( #933622=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Re^4: Am I Allowed to Make a New Compiler/Language using Perl?
in thread Am I Allowed to Make a New Compiler/Language using Perl?

The GPL v3 text says

The output from running a covered work is covered by this License only if the output, given its content, constitutes a covered work.

and I have no idea what that means.

There's an interesting FAQ entry, which contains the sentence

If the user uses your program to enter or convert his own data, the copyright on the output belongs to him, not you

Which seems to imply that if you write a compiler and license it under the GPLv3, the output still belongs to the user. Comforting.


Comment on Re^5: Am I Allowed to Make a New Compiler/Language using Perl?
Re^6: Am I Allowed to Make a New Compiler/Language using Perl?
by Anonymous Monk on Oct 25, 2011 at 13:48 UTC

    and I have no idea what that means.

    I think it means, increase the FAQ :)

    Consult the lawyers :)

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