From: kevin lyda (kevin at domain suberic.net)
Date: Thu 27 Jul 2000 - 13:03:20 IST
On Thu, Jul 27, 2000 at 12:03:48PM +0100, gormo at domain itc.nuigalway.ie wrote:
> Is a programs GPL affected if it makes use of a data file which is
> generated by another program which isn't GPL?
afaik, no. the gpl, like all free licenses i know does little to restrict
the data that passes through the program. compare to certain commercial
compilers, databases (are you running benchmark data? then you can't
publish it) and who knows what else. actually ms nt workstation limits
your tcp stack (by license) to only handling ten connections at a time.
this is why intelligent it managers try to stop free software in their
companies and push closed solutions. they saw that episode of star
trek where data ran around unfettered...
-- kevin at domain suberic.net nothing witty here. fork()'ed on 37058400 meatspace place: work
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