[erlang-questions] linkedin driver licence question

Richard Andrews <>
Tue Apr 1 04:02:31 CEST 2008


--- Matthew Dempsky <> wrote:

> >  If I develope a linkedin driver which use a GPL library, I don't have
> >  to publish source of my programs which use this driver, correct? I
> >  will only have to publish source for the driver (because Erlang
> >  already is open source)?
> 
> You should be aware that the Erlang Public License is incompatible
> with the GPL.  You'll have legal trouble if your linked-in driver is
> considered a derivative work of both the Erlang runtime and that GPL
> library.  See http://www.gnu.org/licenses/gpl-faq.html#GPLPluginsInNF
> for some more information.

Hmmm... Does erlang consider a linked-in driver to be a work derived from
erlang?

Has this question been formally (and legally) answered anywhere?




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