[mythtv] Plugins license
Ivan Perez Dominguez
ivanperezdominguez at gmail.com
Sat Oct 21 16:46:23 UTC 2006
Daniel Kristjansson wrote:
> On Sat, 2006-10-21 at 18:18 +0200, Ivan Perez Dominguez wrote:
>>> Even if he doesn't change MythTV, his plugin would still contain the
>>> binary representation of certain components of mythtv that linked in
>>> at compile-time. In this way, he'd be mixing free and non-free software.
>> Well, I guess I'll have to implement a client/server-based plugin, being
>> the part that really uses
>> mythtv code under GPL2 and the other part under a different license.
> That wouldn't get around the licensing issue, client/server is
> just another means of linking.
It get around that issue if you use sockets. Just think about it for a
sec: you can write
a telnet server under BSD and a telnet client under GPL2. Anyway, I'll
send a mail
to R. Stallman.
> What you can do is write a plug-in
> for another program (SageTV?), or write a standalone program which
> does whatever you want it to do, and then port it to the MythTV API.
> But you need to discuss this with a copyright lawyer well versed
> in both software copyrights and open-source licenses because it
> is a complex legal matter what constitutes a derivative work in
> -- Daniel
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