[Haskell-cafe] Re: ANN: hakyll-0.1

Stephen Tetley stephen.tetley at gmail.com
Sat Dec 12 07:32:09 EST 2009

Hi Thu

That would sound like 'private use' to me[1] which is permitted by the
GPL. If the client later wanted to *distribute* the agglomerated work
the GPL would apply. Distribution being the key point, as at that
stage the client is no longer using the agglomeration privately.

Best wishes


[1] insert the usual caveats for 'interpretation' - I'm not a lawyer,
your mileage may vary, etcetera. Similar the limits on 'client' would
need some definition vis-a-vis distribution, one person would surely
be fine, extrapolating up to multi-national companies I'm not sure.

2009/12/12 minh thu <noteed at gmail.com>:

> I'd like to point out a possible situation, that makes the questions
> even more interesting.
> Say the author of Y (the BSD licensed code) is used to install its
> code, Y, along of its requisite X (under GPL) to customer locations.
> Note that Y and X are not (re)distributed in compiled form. In fact,
> the client could have the internal resource to install and configure Y
> and its requisite himself (if Y was made available to him).
> Is it ok in regard of the GPL ?
> Cheers,
> Thu

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