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Re: Copyright issues

From: Han-Wen Nienhuys
Subject: Re: Copyright issues
Date: Tue, 8 Sep 2009 09:33:12 -0300

On Tue, Sep 8, 2009 at 6:51 AM, Hans Aberg<address@hidden> wrote:
>>> If you meant ghostscript in particular, then I guess we'll have to
>>> stay with ghostscript <8.70 for now.
>> We don't link to ghostscript -- we merely call the command line program
>> -- so the GPL doesn't apply.
> I think that copyright only applies to how it is redistributed, and not how
> it is used. Mac OS X LilyPond has a gs in its distribution. So its GPL
> version will apply to that part when (re-)distribution. So you need to make
> sure that when you distribute it, you do not violate any of its terms, like
> tivoization - which isn't an issue on Mac OS X.

The lilypond installer is an aggregration of several packages, each
under its own license, rather than a derived work which would have to
be under GPL.  There is no problem here.

Han-Wen Nienhuys - address@hidden -

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