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HP-41 modules and GPL
04-09-2018, 02:35 AM
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RE: HP-41 modules and GPL
Forgive my "Wikipedia-level" understanding of the GPL, but it would seem that

1) Bundling separate GPL and non-GPL programs does not make all programs in the bundle subject to GPL. Plenty of commercial products bundle such separate programs, and during installation they present you with the GPL license and ask you to accept its terms. That does not make the commercial product itself subject to GPL terms.

2) A primary purpose of including the GPL license and header is to provide traceability back to the originator of the program. I doubt I can demand that Xilinx or Microchip supply me with the source code of the GPL programs they bundle in their development products. But they are responsible for insuring that I can obtain those sources.

Last comment. Anyone who wants to argue, RTFM, had better untangle and point out the many versions of the GPL license and to which separate product they validly belong before doing so.

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HP-41 modules and GPL - hth - 04-08-2018, 07:47 PM
RE: HP-41 modules and GPL - pier4r - 04-08-2018, 08:07 PM
RE: HP-41 modules and GPL - hth - 04-08-2018, 09:08 PM
RE: HP-41 modules and GPL - hth - 04-08-2018, 08:41 PM
RE: HP-41 modules and GPL - Ángel Martin - 04-08-2018, 08:25 PM
RE: HP-41 modules and GPL - hth - 04-08-2018, 09:16 PM
RE: HP-41 modules and GPL - pier4r - 04-08-2018, 08:31 PM
RE: HP-41 modules and GPL - Guenter Schink - 04-08-2018, 08:42 PM
RE: HP-41 modules and GPL - hth - 04-09-2018, 12:54 AM
RE: HP-41 modules and GPL - mfleming - 04-09-2018 02:35 AM
RE: HP-41 modules and GPL - jjohnson873 - 04-09-2018, 02:56 AM
RE: HP-41 modules and GPL - Warbucks - 04-09-2018, 03:42 AM



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