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Re: [swish-e] license terms

From: Peter Karman <peter(at)>
Date: Tue Sep 02 2008 - 13:55:32 GMT
Rajesh Parekh wrote on 9/1/08 12:49 AM:
> Hello,
> I dont completely understand the following statement regarding the license
> terms and conditions to use Swish-e:
> *As a special exception, the copyright holders of Swish-e give you
> permission to link Swish-e with independent modules that communicate with
> Swish-e solely through the libswish-e API interface, regardless of the
> license terms of these independent modules, and to copy and distribute the
> resulting combined work under terms of your choice, provided that
> every copy of the combined work is accompanied by, or provides a URL link
> to,
> a complete copy of the source code of Swish-e
> (the version of Swish-e used to produce the combined work),
> being distributed under the terms of the GNU General
> Public License plus this exception.  An independent module is a module
> which is not derived from or based on Swish-e.*
> * *
> I want to use Swish-e library for a commercial product. Could somebody
> please explain, in plain English, how could the product be distributed
> independent of GPL?

It's not independent of the GPL. It's the GPL+exception.

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Received on Tue Sep 2 09:55:46 2008