Open source, closed source, and the value of code

Monte Goulding monte at appisle.net
Wed Mar 2 00:40:44 CET 2016


Robert did you read the quote I sent yesterday from the horses mouth? I very much doubt it would be profitable for anyone to take a different position than LiveCode Ltd on whether a stackFile is considered a plugin and therefore covered by the GPL. I have to say that I myself was unsure of this point and the quote from Mark was in response to my questioning. If you choose take a different position than the company my only advice would be to take legal council on the matter before you go ahead and test the waters.

Cheers

Monte

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> On 2 Mar 2016, at 9:47 AM, Robert Mann <rman at free.fr> wrote:
> 
> But, if the stack file contains only code, I doubt that can fall onto GPL.
> The language itself is not copyrightable so a piece of code really is an
> "output" of an editor program and as such is not covered by GPL so long I
> can read!
> 
> Arguably, code dispersed in interface objects "sections" can also be
> regarded as a kind of organization of code and thus treated as output of the
> editor's program and thus not covered by the GPL.



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