[sword-devel] GPL and other license related questions

Jason Galyon jtgalyon at gmail.com
Sat Jan 26 15:57:41 MST 2008

DM Smith wrote:
> On Jan 26, 2008, at 2:12 PM, Jason Galyon wrote:
>> am I forced to
>> use GPL for both the server and the client or would this just be the
>> server since it interfaces directly with a sword based lib/app?
> Only the server for the reason you stated. This is a fundamental  
> loophole/flaw in the GPL.
> That said, our desire is that the Sword library not be used in a  
> commercial endeavor, directly or indirectly. Protecting this has  
> helped us in negotiations with content providers.
and that will be honored

the inquiry was to find out what was possible, looks like I have an 
answer for that and what the concerns are

Thanks for your insight.

Would it offend if a client application was written in another OSI 
approved license?  This would not open up sword for commercial use as 
far as I can see.
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Thank you for your reasoning and cool headedness, amazing how an honest 
request for information results in such chaos.

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