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Re: GPL Mere Aggregation question

From: John Hasler
Subject: Re: GPL Mere Aggregation question
Date: Thu, 27 Dec 2007 12:14:17 -0600
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Ad. writes:
> I have a commercial application that is distributed packaged in an
> installer that you can download. When a user installs the application I
> wanted to install some GPL software at the same time. Reading the above
> FAQ's it would seem to me that I can package the GPL software in the
> installer along with the commercial software.

Correct.  You will, of course, have to either provide the source on the CD
or a written offer as specified in the GPL.

> I spoke with someone from the company that sells a commercial license to
> the GPL software and was told that because the GPL is a viral license...

There is no such thing as a "viral license".

> Can we also make the GPL software/source available from our own web
> server?

Of course.  Again, you will need to comply with the GPL.

> If so, at the end of installation of our product can we provide a link
> for users to our website to download install the GPL software/source?

Of course.
John Hasler
Dancing Horse Hill
Elmwood, WI USA

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