[Top][All Lists]

[Date Prev][Date Next][Thread Prev][Thread Next][Date Index][Thread Index]

Re: loading proprietary code from GPL

From: Alfred M. Szmidt
Subject: Re: loading proprietary code from GPL
Date: Wed, 01 Apr 2009 13:50:10 -0400

   Does the GPL (v2) allow a GPL'd program to dynamically load and
   execute proprietary code? The binary in question is a compiled and
   linked plugin. The GPL'd program is a forked version of a GPL'd
   program, with the functionality to load this plugin added to it.

>From the GPL FAQ (

You have a GPL'ed program that I'd like to link with my code to build
a proprietary program. Does the fact that I link with your program
mean I have to GPL my program?

    Not exactly. It means you must release your program under a
    license compatible with the GPL (more precisely, compatible with
    one or more GPL versions accepted by all the rest of the code in
    the combination that you link). The combination itself is then
    available under those GPL versions.

reply via email to

[Prev in Thread] Current Thread [Next in Thread]