[kwlug-disc] Wordpress themes must be GPL

Khalid Baheyeldin kb at 2bits.com
Tue Jul 27 22:40:20 EDT 2010


On Tue, Jul 27, 2010 at 10:10 PM, Chris Irwin <chris at chrisirwin.ca> wrote:

> On Tue, 2010-07-27 at 18:16 -0400, Khalid Baheyeldin wrote:
> > On Tue, Jul 27, 2010 at 3:53 PM, Ralph Janke <txwikinger at ubuntu.com>
> > wrote:
> >         Well.. the question is the difference between linking, and
> >         just calling.
> >
> > Calling as a function call to the same process space? Everything is
> > GPL.
> > Calling as in making a socket call to a separate program? GPL does not
> > apply.
>
> What about a bash script calling a built-in function?
>

I assume a built in function is part of the bash interpreter itself, and
runs in the same process space.

Therefore, it would be, according to the FSF, all under the GPL.

But what is the point? Does one write proprietary bash extensions
that are built in functions?
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