Subject: Re: Ximian's proprietary connector for open source Evolution
From: corbet-fsb@lwn.net (Jonathan Corbet)
Date: Wed, 05 Dec 2001 08:37:36 -0700

> Any one knows how Ximian is getting away (or not) with mixing
> proprietary "connector" software with an open source base?  Is
> it the good-o dynamic linking does not violate GPL type of argument?

In this case, the "dynamic linking" is evidently to a separate process via
CORBA.  Somebody, somewhere, tried to put forward a license that claimed
network connections were "linking," but most people haven't tried to do
that.  Drawing the boundaries is always hard, but I expect they are on
relatively solid ground with this one.

jon

Jonathan Corbet
Executive editor, LWN.net
corbet@lwn.net