AW: GnuPG with PHP

Werner Koch
Mon Apr 23 12:19:02 2001

On Sun, 22 Apr 2001, Ricardo Dias Marques wrote:

> I think these two are acceptable for gnuPG, since gnuPG is
> non-commercial software. Am I right? This is NOT intended as a flame:
In the GNU project we don't care whether something is commercial or non-commercial but whether it is free or proprietary. You can use any GPLed software and use it for whatever commercial purposes you can imagine - you have just to comply to the GPL and the GPL does not talk about money. Actually it is a Good Thing to take money for Free Software and we encourage this. This thread started out with the question whether one can link GPLed software to PHP. From my understanding of the license (I don't know whether the Zend thing is really needed), PHP 4 is not compatible to the GPL and thereofre you can neither statically nor dunamically link GPLed code to PHP interpreter/compiler or whatever this thing is called. You can however create a separate process from a GPLed program (i.e. fork/exec it). Ciao, Werner -- Werner Koch Omnis enim res, quae dando non deficit, dum habetur g10 Code GmbH et non datur, nondum habetur, quomodo habenda est. Privacy Solutions -- Augustinus