Re: [greenstone-users] License requirements

From John R. McPherson
DateMon, 17 Jul 2006 15:39:34 +1200
Subject Re: [greenstone-users] License requirements
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On Wed, Jul 12, 2006 at 03:19:10PM +1000, Lost Samoan (Corporate) wrote:

> Two (maybe simple?) questions regarding the GPL license as applied to
> Greenstone:
>
> 1.If we use a modified version of Greenstone in a single application
> (i.e. no re-distribute) do we need to include any text referncing Greenstone
> under the license?

Hi,
the GPL only applies to re-distribution. If you make changes and only use
the changed version for personal use or within your organisation, that
doesn't count as distribution under the GPL.

> 2.Regarding the Greenstone documentation, is that under GFDL license,
> can we modify this for supply to end-users of our library?

As far as I'm aware, the documentation isn't explicitly licensed,
so normal copyright would apply (IE - you can only change or redistribute
with the permission of the copyright holder).

John McPherson