[erlang-questions] A PropEr announcement

James Churchman <>
Thu Jun 16 14:10:40 CEST 2011

> Magical Things Happen. The tendency for linking to GPL works being
> required to be GPL works is a complicated thing that gets contested in
> different ways in different places.

hey amy, thanks for your reply

> Making an intermediate API to present a non-GPL interface to
> proprietary code is a pretty well established technique. See: some
> video card drivers in Linux, with having a GPL compatible bit that
> just creates an interface for the non-GPL compatible bits to later
> use.

well then, an intermediate (mit+gpl) module, lets call it "prop", fixes all the issues then :-)
add in a few cleanroom macros and that sounds like an hour long job! anybody willing?

...no need to panic guys... :-)


> Making an identical API to an existing GPL based API also complicates things.
> From here, the only correct answer is "Consult a lawyer in your
> jurisdiction." Unfortunate, but that's how it goes.

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