PHPurple 0.1.0 pre-alpha is released

Evan Schoenberg evands at
Mon Mar 3 19:23:01 EST 2008


Perhaps you could lend some clarity to this thread by explaining  
exactly what you are hoping to do with PHPurple that you feel can not  
be done within the terms of the GPL.

Some examples things you can do, as I understand the GPL:
1. You can give it away.
2. You can sell it (but it must retain the GPL license - the recipient  
could resell it after you sold it to her)
3. You can sell support for it.
4. You can sell your services to implement it for a customer.
5. You can use it on a server without any requirements of source code  
distribution (which I personally think sucks, but that's how the GPL  

Some examples of things you can not do:
1. Relicense libpurple to be anything other than the GPL.
2. Distribute (for free or for compensation) some 'compiled' version  
(does that even exist for PHP?) without offering to deliver the source  
code and following through on that offer.


On Mar 3, 2008, at 6:11 PM, Anatoliy Belsky wrote:

> ok, you just telling me - I'm doing so, just because my father did,  
> and he has
> done it so, because his father did ... is this something  
> progressive? does
> this politic have a drop of the reality? but the law is the law ...  
> I've
> nothing to say here ... if all the village is beating someone with  
> rocks, I
> can do it .. too? I hope only, the times gonna be changed some  
> day ... you're
> going from one extreme to another, I want to stay in the mean ...
> Regards

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