[OSGeo-Discuss] Using GPL for geospatial software in a commercial application.

G. Allegri giohappy at gmail.com
Wed Jul 15 05:29:31 PDT 2009

Ok, so I have a double issue :)
If it went into SPAM it was deleted (my spam is empty now)...

Qgis wiki admins: As you can see *I AM* the 'giohappy' account (you can see
it because this is the email address I've registered). So, alternately:

 - can you confirm me manually?
 - can you delete my account? I will recreate it then...


2009/7/15 Christopher Schmidt <crschmidt at crschmidt.net>

> On Tue, Jul 14, 2009 at 04:12:14PM -0700, Landon Blake wrote:
> > 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 GPL.
> The GPL requirements for this case are only when you 'distribute' the
> work.  I'm assuming you don't expct that people will take your scripts,
> build them into the CAD programs, and then 'distribute' them togther. So
> long as that is the case, it seems likely that this won't be an issue:
> your code is GPL, and you're not 'shipping' their code, or at least not
> outside 'mere aggregation' (which doesn't drag in derivative clauses).
> So, I can't see any likely problems with this.
> --
> Christopher Schmidt
> Web Developer
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