[techtalk] GPL Questions

Stephan Zaniolo eaglefeather at mindspring.com
Thu Nov 11 21:00:43 EST 1999

	Cathy and Michelle, thanks for the help on this!!! :^) :^)  Hopefully I
won't be pushing my luck with this next set of questions.

	I read through the GPL and at the end it says that GPLed programs are not
allowed to be incorporated into proprietary systems.  I was planning on
publishing an API for this system that others could use in proprietary
software.  (Note: no code from the system would/should be used in the
proprietary system, just method/function calls)  Is this in violation of
the GPL?

	My next (and hopefully last) question, did I read it correctly?  Do I
actually not NEED to involve lawyer(s) in this process (but I could just to
cover my arse)?  Is everything I have to do at the end of the GPL
(including copywriting the code)?  (yes, this is the first time I've
considered copywriting/licensing any software I've ever worked on.  I'm
still in college.)

	Again, thank you very much for the help.  :^)  (Disclaimer regarding lack
of legal background is understood and under consideration)



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