[Bf-committers] extension clause

Martin Poirier theeth at yahoo.com
Mon Nov 22 22:47:53 CET 2010

--- On Mon, 11/22/10, Doug Ollivier <doug at flipdesign.co.nz> wrote:

> A reply to the list in general,
> People have wanted real world cases:
> The following is an example of where the GPL is being used
> to actively 
> limit commercial use of a PHP add-on class.
> http://www.interpid.eu/component/content/article/47
> Note that the GPL version is available to the general
> public, but to use 
> it in business, you need to purchase a separate license so
> that your own 
> code doesn't become GPL
> Very clever business model, but it highlights the issue
> well!

That is actually against the terms of the GPL. They cannot restrict usage like this.

If that is what they want to do with their license, it is not GPL compatible and the FSF should send them a strongly worded leter.


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