License Compliance

Julian Garcia
Julian Garcia

Yo Holla Forums, what's the run down on license compliance? Speaking specifically about the GPL v2 license. Can I
take a software licensed under GPL v2
compile it as a dynamic library object
link against it in my software
distribute my software as a binary along with the GPL'd dynamic library,
only include source code for the GPL'd dynamic library,
license my software under something else
?

Other urls found in this thread:

yarchive.net/comp/linux/gpl_modules.html
copyright.gov/title17/
tldrlegal.com/license/gnu-general-public-license-v2

Angel Baker
Angel Baker

Technically nothing stops you from static compiling GPL software into your software and keeping it closed source.
As long as you don't later on don't hire some FOSS autist and give him acess to the source and thus opportunity to report you, you're good.

Ryder Ross
Ryder Ross

Yo Holla Forums
Never thought I'd see the day...

Evan Reyes
Evan Reyes

But if I dynamic link, then I can still use the GPL'd software within the license and be free to license my software with whatever I want?

Logan Edwards
Logan Edwards

No. Your code requires to be linked against that GPL source code to be run, and so it is a part of your program (or something alone those lines, but that's the idea). You can only do something like this with the LGPL.

James Jenkins
James Jenkins

Thanks for the response.

Kevin Jones
Kevin Jones

How does the Linux kernel package bundle proprietary drivers then, if it's GPLv2?

Hudson Gonzalez
Hudson Gonzalez

distribute my software as a binary along with the GPL'd dynamic library
if you remove this
along with the GPL'd dynamic library
then it must be OK. and good luck explaining to users what they must do.

Parker Roberts
Parker Roberts

posting disgusting spic makeup whores
K Y S

Aiden Williams
Aiden Williams

It's GPL, but most of it is just that they have never decided to enforce this. Proprietary drivers are probably a violation of the kernel's license, but Torvalds has stated an intention to not press action as long as they only use explicit kernel APIs.
It would be sane to add an explicit exception to the license, but Linus doesn't want to do this, and he would have to get permission from an insane amount of people to legally be able to do it across the entire kernel.

Here's a mail from Torvalds on the subject (You only really have to worry about the topmost one, but can read as much as you want for extra context): yarchive.net/comp/linux/gpl_modules.html

Noah Gutierrez
Noah Gutierrez

Keep yodeling songs?
What does yodeling have to do with this thread?

sage for offtopic

Asher Gonzalez
Asher Gonzalez

I don't know what you're talking about.

Leo White
Leo White

The reason why this works is if you don't distribute the GPL dynamic library, you're not distributing the GPL library thus you're not bound by the GPL! I don't know anybody who would do something as retarded as shipping a proprietary binary that is supposed to link to a GPL program and then include user instructions to manually link them together.

Brandon Clark
Brandon Clark

he would have to get permission from an insane amount of people to legally be able to do it across the entire kernel.
If it was his will, it would be done. Any code that is not compatible with the licensing change would be excised and rewritten and Torvalds is no stranger to doing that. He simply doesn't care to get it done.

Carson Peterson
Carson Peterson

pornposter
retarded
I'm starting to notice a pattern here

Kayden Davis
Kayden Davis

almost identical looking generic makeup whores
This vessel can no longer contain my bloodlust. The extermination of the degenerates can't come soon enough.

Evan Ramirez
Evan Ramirez

moar

Jose Stewart
Jose Stewart

Are these women attractive? They are both goofy looking.

Jose Morales
Jose Morales

OP seems to think so which is why he used the picture to gather attention. Should be a bannable offense, I have not seen a single good poster doing that.

Isaac Wright
Isaac Wright

Yes.

Jaxon Jones
Jaxon Jones

Shoo-shoo ugly 3DPDs!

Brandon Hill
Brandon Hill

Stop posting bestiality

Adam Russell
Adam Russell

slutbags
feces smeared where eyebrows should be
What did they mean by that?

Asher Lewis
Asher Lewis

He's a shill from /tv/, does that in every board.

Xavier Hall
Xavier Hall

How is distribution defined?
Do manual instructions for downloading and linking the program constitute distribution?
What about a separate binary that checks for dependencies, and if dependencies don't match, it asks the user to download and install them? Is that considered distributing GPL software?

Brody Richardson
Brody Richardson

Why are you posting trashy whores on a tech/anime website?

Matthew Allen
Matthew Allen

What is uhh the definition for err distribution with regards to the GPL?

Henry Hughes
Henry Hughes

Because outsourcing and immigration are suppressing tech salaries to a point where "trashy" seems like a reasonable bargain to the current generation of professionals.

Jaxon Johnson
Jaxon Johnson

Id snitch. Nobody messes with free software or RMS

Lincoln Edwards
Lincoln Edwards

This is how software distribution is defined in the US.

copyright.gov/title17/

Brayden Powell
Brayden Powell

best site
tldrlegal.com/license/gnu-general-public-license-v2
worst license

Blake Gomez
Blake Gomez

I agree

Parker Brown
Parker Brown

Ok.
A “computer program” is a set of statements or instructions to be used directly or indirectly in a computer in order to bring about a certain result.
“Literary works” are works, other than audiovisual works, expressed in words, numbers, or other verbal or numerical symbols or indicia, regardless of the nature of the material objects, such as books, periodicals, manuscripts, phonorecords, film, tapes, disks, or cards, in which they are embodied.
“Publication” is the distribution of copies or phonorecords of a work to the public by sale or other transfer of ownership, or by rental, lease, or lending. The offering to distribute copies or phonorecords to a group of persons for purposes of further distribution, public performance, or public display, constitutes publication. A public performance or display of a work does not of itself constitute publication.

To perform or display a work “publicly” means—

(1) to perform or display it at a place open to the public or at any place where a substantial number of persons outside of a normal circle of a family and its social acquaintances is gathered; or

(2) to transmit or otherwise communicate a performance or display of the work to a place specified by clause (1) or to the public, by means of any device or process, whether the members of the public capable of receiving the performance or display receive it in the same place or in separate places and at the same time or at different times.
Thanks.
Your link gave me some questions, but after reading the definitions really quick, I got my answer.

Nathaniel Ramirez
Nathaniel Ramirez

whoops
since everyone in thread enjoyed my OP image
I'll post a qt3.14

sage for shitpost --
although i know saging while adding media still bumps thread

Kayden Carter
Kayden Carter

3DPD literally makes me feel nauseous.
Please stop.

Nathaniel Jackson
Nathaniel Jackson

what is happening in that gif?

Luke Sanchez
Luke Sanchez

Go get some counseling. You are mentally warped.

Landon Bailey
Landon Bailey

(Heil'd)
Same thing as this webbum.

Austin Campbell
Austin Campbell

it's an epic prank. when you hit a beer bottle on the top it starts overflowing. apparently, like you, she doesn't know that, and doesn't notice it at first.

Tyler Cox
Tyler Cox

yet another slut with fecal smears where eyebrows should be
trashy whore bursting out of her shirt
qt3.14
You're not from around these parts, are you nigger?

Jonathan Murphy
Jonathan Murphy

kill yourself

Daniel Lewis
Daniel Lewis

You are mentally warped.
I think you are the one that is mentally warped.
The 3DPD you've been posting have been repulsive, I don't see how there could be any appeal to them.

James Thomas
James Thomas

The 3DPD you've been posting have been repulsive, I don't see how there could be any appeal to them.
Thanks for proving that you need counseling. You are mentally warped.

Grayson Murphy
Grayson Murphy

Those 3DPDs are all plastic and artificial, and yet they're still massively deficient. You might as well just post 2D because at least they look nicer and have better personality.

Bentley Ross
Bentley Ross

Is that Michael Jackson?

Julian Turner
Julian Turner

you must be a jealous hambeast of a planet, or just ugly
probably both
you ugly fat bitch piece of shit

Isaac Cox
Isaac Cox

He really went overboard with the spray tan.

Colton Foster
Colton Foster

Eyebrow plucking beautychaser got nerve hit. What hurts more? When you look in the mirror and see how ugly you are, or knowing that you're responsible for it? Tell me about your pain.

Evan Peterson
Evan Peterson

You are mentally warped.