[ILUG] [OT] GPL & PHP Question
kevin+dated+1027550563.01c64c at linux.ie
Fri Jul 19 23:42:47 IST 2002
On Fri, Jul 19, 2002 at 09:53:16PM +0100, awhalley at eircom.net wrote:
> The setup is as follows:
> I develop a piece of code using PHP 3.0.9 which is, to
> my knowledge, GPL.
php's license is completely irrelevant to this. think about it.
solaris releases their system which includes /bin/sh. their license
is very restrictive and they retain the rights to their whole system.
but they don't own every shell script ever written by solaris admins
around the world.
> The piece of code runs on my server and is an integral part of a system
> that I have developed for a client. I did not recieve payment for this
> particular piece of code but I did recieve payment for the system. My
> client now wants to use a different service provider but keep my code.
> Do I have a right to claim intellectual property rights for my little
> piece of code that he did not pay me for or do I have to give the
> client the code under the GPL.
i doubt it. and i suspect it would cost more to litigate then you
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