[OSGeo-Discuss] Using GPL for geospatial software in a commercial application.
giohappy at gmail.com
Wed Jul 15 01:23:34 PDT 2009
If understand correctly you use AutoLISP to produce interpreted helper
scripts, so you don't create binary libraries to be statically (in this case
GPL is an issue) or dynamically (there are various interpretations in this
case) linked, am I right?
AFAIK you can keep your code GPL until the programs that use it don't link
it in their binaries. If they use it like a "service" and don't incorporate
your code in their one, the two licences can be considered decoupled.
2009/7/15 Landon Blake <lblake at ksninc.com>
> I’m working on a group of AutoLISP scripts for IntelliCAD and AutoCAD
> that increase cooperation between these CAD programs and FOSS GIS software.
> (For example: One set of my scripts allows CAD users to export drawing
> geometry in OGC WKT format.)
> I’d like to release these scripts under Version 3 of the GPL, but I’m not
> sure if this is possible. The scripts are read by proprietary CAD programs,
> and I don’t have the power to release the code for these programs under the
> Must I use something like the LGPL or another non-viral license? I’ve never
> written open source code utilized by a proprietary program in this way, but
> I’m hoping some of you have dealt with this issue before.
> Thanks for any suggestions.
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