[Mono-dev] Off topic: Reflection and Licensing question

Miguel de Icaza miguel at novell.com
Wed Apr 29 19:12:41 EDT 2009


> It would appear that by that argument, I can force any proprietary
> software to be GPL'd simply by writing a GPL'd module or plugin for it
> that it opens with dlopen().  That doesn't seem correct to me; if
> that's the case, nobody would provide plugin interfaces.  Certainly a
> plugin can be free software while the software it plugs into does not
> need to be.

Loading GPL code into a proprietary application is not allowed by the
GPL.    You can do that in the privacy of your home, but you can not
redistribute this configuration without infringing the license.


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