Subject: GPL for JS libraries (Was: Re: Redefining GPL?)
From: Michael Bernstein <webmaven@cox.net>
Date: Thu, 30 Nov 2006 12:46:44 -0800

On Thu, 2006-11-30 at 20:37 +0000, David Woolley wrote:
> > ...which, if you view the start of the HTML source:
> > 
> > > <html>
> > > <head>
> > > <title>GPL JavaScript Public Key Encryption Demo</title>
> 
> > > <script language="JavaScript"><!--
> > > /* The following functions are (c) 2000 by John M Hanna and are
> > > * released under the terms of the Gnu Public License.
> 
> That looks like the HTML file is GPLed as well, because it is a
> derivative of the scripting code.

Well, including the JS code inline in the HTML page isn't a good idea
anyway, except for pedagogical purposes.

- Michael