[Bf-committers] Fwd: Linux Installer for Blender

Gregor Mückl bf-committers@blender.org
Wed, 28 Apr 2004 21:31:01 +0200

On Wednesday 28 April 2004 21:04, Daniel Lopez wrote:
> Hi Gregor,
> The installer does not get affected by the GPL. There are plenty of GPL
> software out there being distributed using installshield or installanywhere
> or many other commercial installers. Ours just happens to work on Linux and
> be pretty :)

Well, I'd not be that sure if I were you. Even with this above statement you 
have gone further than any of the other companies you name in that you 
explicitely support the use of your installer for blender. I am not aware 
that any other installer manufacturer has done so publicly. This is one piece 
of the puzzle. The other one in the GPL FAQ:


Wether building an installer is "mere aggregation" or  "combining two modules" 
is the key to this issue. According to this text the latter is actually the 
case and - this is clearly stated there - this will put your installer under 
the GPL. Remember that you have already publicly agreed to this combination.