Requiring it doesn't create a violation but if the last bit of a comment
by a Debian dev on my blog post iimplied that if you modified an
existing GPLed project so it used PEAR DB then there would be a violation.
"Incidentally, you can modify your code in WPMU and add PEAR support all
you want, because you’re the copyright holder. But if you’ve modified
original WordPress code and added PEAR support, you might want to talk
to Mark about it, because technically there’s a contradiction in the
licenses, and Mark could sue you over it for violating his copyright.
(I’m not implying he would; just making an observation about the law.)"
I don't pretend to understand what the distinction is because PEAR DB is
just another lib on your system. The article I linked to quotes the FSF
as recommending an exception for PHP software be added to your GPL
license. If you don't bundle you're probably fine :)
adam beecher wrote:
>>isn't compatible with the GPL. You bundle PEAR DB with the
>>app (you're not so it's not problem) but there's still a
>>>> I don't understand Donncha, are you saying that require()ing PEAR DB will
> create a licence violation? Or not? There would be no reason to bundle.
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