[dokuwiki] Re: Dokuwiki license ?

  • From: "stephane martin" <stef.martin@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: dokuwiki@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Mon, 3 Mar 2008 21:49:18 +0100

> Standard INAL applies.
> Generally speaking, this is not an issue if you are merely running the wiki
> on an internet accessible server. I'm pretty the GPL specifies that compiled
> binaries have to be accompanied by the source (or at least have the source
> offered). With a PHP based (or perl, etc) site, there is no compiled binary,
> only the output of the program. I think the GPL v3 may have been updated to
> deal with that, so maybe being that your apps being v3 may cause you
> issues... but historically, v2 of the GPL didn't have this problem.


To make it clear: If I ever convince my boss to distribute our
modifications of dokuwiki in the wild world, it's likely to be a bit
tricky because dokuwiki is GPLv2, and our mods are GPLv3.

So, if dokuwiki can be released in "GPL v2 or newer", it can save me
some trouble. On the other hand, if dokuwiki is distributed in "GPL
v2" *on purpose*, no problem, I can live with that :-)
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