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Re: Application running over Debian and GPL

On Tue, Jan 29, 2019 at 07:39:09PM -0200, Sileno de Oliveira Brito wrote:
>    If i develop a application (in c or php) and install on Debian (GPL
>    license) and distribuite this solution (my app + debian) how a appliance
>    (both installed in a hardware) and sell this appliance (harware + debian +
>    my app). The my app is necessarily a app GPL and i need provide the source
>    code to my client or i can keep my app proprietary and not provide the
>    source code from my app?
>    In this environment no provide the source code is a violation from GPL?

Disclaimer: I am not a lawyer and this does not constitute legal advice.

Based on your description, it sounds like you are creating an aggregate
work.  If you created a derivative work of a GPL work, then you would be
bound by the terms of the GPL in terms of releasing source code
modifications.  I recommend that you consult with a lawyer or other
suitable expert to determine if your project is in fact considered or
not considered a derivative work in your legal jurisdiction.


Roberto C. Sánchez