Subject: Re: Proper license for plugins
From: "Michael R. Bernstein" <>
Date: Mon, 17 Jan 2005 12:07:33 -0800

On Mon, 2005-01-17 at 10:36, Kelly Anderson wrote:
> This link was particularly informative, thank you:
> >
> This additional language could work, but if you add this, is it REALLY 
> still GPL? And if the controlled interface allows you to change the 
> containing program's menus and such is it really in the spirit of what was 
> imagined by the GNU people?

Well, this FAQ is *on* the site, so I presume they know what
they're doing.

In any case, as long as the plug-ins are optional, not required, I think
it would be fine. Just don't be surprised if your proprietary plug-ins
to your Free program start getting some Free competition.

Michael R. Bernstein <>