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statically or using a shared library, the combination of the two is =
legally speaking a combined work, a derivative of the original library. =
The ordinary General Public License therefore permits such linking only =
if the entire combination fits its criteria of freedom. The Lesser =
General Public License permits more lax criteria for linking other code =
with the library."

If you use oPortal, then everything that uses it must be released under =
GPL. The alternatives are to issue oPortal under the LGPL or another =
less viral license, or issue a specific license to Aral allowing him to =
do what he wants -- perhaps in return for something.

--Jeff=20

  ----- Original Message -----=20
  From: Mark Curphey=20
  To: 'Aral Balkan' ; owasp-leaders at lists.sourceforge.net=20
  Sent: Friday, November 28, 2003 9:17 AM
  Subject: [OWASP-LEADERS] RE: License question


  I am not a licensing expert but I know we have some people on the =
project who are pretty well up on this sort of thing. Guys, any comments =
?




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  From: Aral Balkan [mailto:aral at bitsandpixels.co.uk]=20
  Sent: Friday, November 28, 2003 5:54 AM
  To: owasp at owasp.org


  Hi,

  I believe I have a firm grasp of the GPL license as it pertains to =
software itself, however in this case, if we were to use oPortal, could =
custom portlets that we create have to be released under GPL? Would a =
site that uses oPortal come under GPL?

  Thanks,
  Aral
  --
    ___(  Aral Balkan  )_____________________________________________

    Managing Director.. Bits & Pixels     : www.BitsAndPixels.co.uk      =


    Dir. Ed. Content... Ultrashock        : www.Ultrashock.com           =
  =20

    Author............. Friends of ED     : www.FriendsOfEd.com     =20
                        Macromedia DevNet : www.macromedia.com/devnet

    Director........... London MMUG       : www.mmug.co.uk               =
           =20
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<DIV>If&nbsp;you use oPortal, then everything that uses it must be =
released=20
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  <DIV style=3D"FONT: 10pt arial">----- Original Message ----- </DIV>
  <DIV=20
  style=3D"BACKGROUND: #e4e4e4; FONT: 10pt arial; font-color: =
black"><B>From:</B>=20
  <A title=3Dmark at curphey.com href=3D"mailto:mark at curphey.com">Mark =
Curphey</A>=20
  </DIV>
  <DIV style=3D"FONT: 10pt arial"><B>To:</B> <A =
title=3Daral at bitsandpixels.co.uk=20
  href=3D"mailto:aral at bitsandpixels.co.uk">'Aral Balkan'</A> ; <A=20
  title=3Dowasp-leaders at lists.sourceforge.net=20
  =
href=3D"mailto:owasp-leaders at lists.sourceforge.net">owasp-leaders at lists.s=
ourceforge.net</A>=20
  </DIV>
  <DIV style=3D"FONT: 10pt arial"><B>Sent:</B> Friday, November 28, 2003 =
9:17=20
  AM</DIV>
  <DIV style=3D"FONT: 10pt arial"><B>Subject:</B> [OWASP-LEADERS] RE: =
License=20
  question</DIV>
  <DIV><BR></DIV>
  <DIV><SPAN class=3D747431614-28112003><FONT face=3DArial =
color=3D#0000ff size=3D2>I am=20
  not a licensing expert but I know we have some people on the project =
who are=20
  pretty well up on this sort of thing. Guys, any comments =
?</FONT></SPAN></DIV>
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  <FONT face=3DTahoma size=3D2><B>From:</B> Aral Balkan=20
  [mailto:aral at bitsandpixels.co.uk] <BR><B>Sent:</B> Friday, November =
28, 2003=20
  5:54 AM<BR><B>To:</B> <A=20
  =
href=3D"mailto:owasp at owasp.org">owasp at owasp.org</A><BR></FONT><BR></DIV>
  <DIV></DIV>
  <DIV dir=3Dltr align=3Dleft><SPAN class=3D578525210-28112003><FONT=20
  face=3D"Courier New" size=3D2>Hi,</FONT></SPAN></DIV>
  <DIV><SPAN class=3D578525210-28112003><FONT face=3D"Courier New"=20
  size=3D2></FONT></SPAN>&nbsp;</DIV>
  <DIV><SPAN class=3D578525210-28112003><FONT face=3D"Courier New" =
size=3D2>I believe=20
  I have a firm grasp&nbsp;of the GPL license as it pertains to software =
itself,=20
  however in this case, if we were to use oPortal, could custom portlets =
that we=20
  create have to be released under GPL? Would a site that uses oPortal =
come=20
  under GPL?</FONT></SPAN></DIV>
  <DIV><SPAN class=3D578525210-28112003><FONT face=3D"Courier New"=20
  size=3D2></FONT></SPAN>&nbsp;</DIV>
  <DIV><SPAN class=3D578525210-28112003><FONT face=3D"Courier New"=20
  size=3D2>Thanks,</FONT></SPAN></DIV>
  <DIV><SPAN class=3D578525210-28112003><FONT face=3D"Courier New"=20
  size=3D2>Aral</FONT></SPAN></DIV>
  <P><FONT face=3D"Courier New" size=3D2>--<BR>&nbsp; </FONT><FONT=20
  face=3D"Courier New" size=3D2>___(&nbsp; Aral Balkan&nbsp;=20
  )_____________________________________________<BR><BR>&nbsp; Managing=20
  Director.. Bits &amp; Pixels&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; :=20
  =
www.BitsAndPixels.co.uk&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;<BR><BR>&nbsp;=
 Dir.=20
  Ed. Content... Ultrashock&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; :=20
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nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;<BR><BR>&nbsp;=20
  Author............. Friends of ED&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; :=20
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  class=3D578525210-28112003>D</SPAN>irector....<SPAN=20
  class=3D578525210-28112003>...</SPAN>.... London=20
  MMUG&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; :=20
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