Re: Application running over Debian and GPL
- Date: Tue, 29 Jan 2019 17:06:45 -0500
- From: Roberto C. Sánchez <roberto@xxxxxxxxxx>
- Subject: 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