[sldev] Why Linden Labs needs to let the community extend the client without asking for their IP

Jason Giglio gigstaggart at gmail.com
Sun Apr 8 02:12:36 PDT 2007

Callum Lerwick wrote:
> system that closed source plugins could plug in to. The GPL expressly
> forbids this. Unless you negotiate a commercial license with Linden Lab,
> its a license violation. I don't think Linden Lab's intentions could be
> any clearer about this.

This is not necessarily the case Callum.  What if I created a Python 
plugin?   I could then distribute my actual plugins written in Python, 
under any license I like.

This is just one example of how a differently licensed plugin can be 
used in a pure GPL host program.


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