Symfony's views on the GPL

Hugo Roy hugo at
Thu Sep 24 09:26:08 UTC 2015

Le 24 septembre 2015 10:53:48 GMT+02:00, Michael Kesper <mkesper at> a écrit :
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>Hi All,
>Am 23.09.2015 um 18:06 schrieb Jann Eike Kruse:
>> I am not a lawyer, far as I understand, this is rather 
>> irrelevant in this case:
>> A GPL-licensing of a web development framework has practically no
>> legal impact on the freedom of choice of license of the developed
>> web application, since the framework is not part of the "object
>> code" of the developed web application, but rather a separable and
>> independent "system library" in the terms of the GPL text.
>I don't think so.
>Copyright does not know the concepts of "linking" or "object code" but
>only that of "derivative works".
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Actually copyright law in the EU on software applies to any "form of the work" and thus the Court of Justice has had the opportunity to clearly apply it to source and object code. 

But it's true that --- to my knowledge, linking hasn't been decided upon yet.

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