[Chicago-talk] Perl binaries (was: Perl Developers Kit)

Michael D. Stemle, Jr. manchicken at notsosoft.net
Fri Oct 27 11:04:52 PDT 2006

Not all of it would be illegal.  IIRC, only ones using linking directly (this 
includes via Perl modules, as they would be compiled in via perl2exe) to 
GPLed code.

On Friday 27 October 2006 12:27, johnnnnnnn wrote:
> On Fri, Oct 27, 2006 at 09:33:24AM -0500, Michael D. Stemle, Jr. wrote:
> > In my experience, PDK is used by companies (*cough*ActiveState) and
> > people who want to release proprietary perl applications in binary
> > form only... which is illegal in many cases and unethical in all
> > cases.
> I suppose the ethical question is unresolvable -- i disagree.
> But the legal question remains: in what way is releasing binary forms
> of Perl apps illegal?
> -johnnnnnnn
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