[aspectc-user] Aspect C++ license
Olaf.Spinczyk at informatik.uni-erlangen.de
Sat Dec 15 21:13:58 CET 2007
the manual is wrong. We'll have to change this particular sentence. ac++
is available for free and you can use it to compile non-commercial as
well as commercial code. It is open source and convered by the GPL.
There are no additional restrictions.
Sorry for the confusion,
Uri Moszkowicz schrieb:
> Hi Olaf,
> Thanks for the reply. I will clarify the first question. The AspectC++
> manual stats that "The compiler is freely available in binary form for
> non-commercial use" on the first page. Since my company would be using
> this tool commercially this statement implies that we could not use
> this program without purchasing it. However, it only specifically
> mentions the "binary form" which implies that the source form could be
> used commercially. I would like clarification on license for using
> this tool - can my company freely use it commercially?
> On Dec 14, 2007 5:09 PM, Olaf Spinczyk
> <Olaf.Spinczyk at informatik.uni-erlangen.de
> <mailto:Olaf.Spinczyk at informatik.uni-erlangen.de>> wrote:
> Hi Uri,
> I am not completely sure if I understand your question. However, I can
> answer the second part:
> You can use ac++ to weave commercial code. The code, which is
> by ac++, is not covered by the GPL (as far as I understand the g++
> license, this is the same). It does not matter if you compile ac++
> yourself or download the binary version, which we provide on
> aspectc.org <http://aspectc.org>.
> I hope this helps.
> - Olaf
> Uri Moszkowicz wrote:
> > Hi,
> > I am interested in AspectC++ and would like to start using it
> where I
> > work but have some questions about licensing. The software
> source code
> > is released under the GPL v2+ license but the manual states that the
> > binary cannot be used for commercial purposes. Does this mean
> that to
> > use it for commercial purposes I have to compile the source?
> There is
> > no explicit license provided with the binary but if it was compiled
> > with the GPL source code then I suspect that the commercial
> > restriction is not allowed by GPL: "This program is free software".
> > Does the AspectC++ compiler ever include GPL source code into woven
> > code? I'm wondering if executables produced from woven code would be
> > bound by GPL or whether it is considered a derivative work as
> with GCC.
> > Thanks,
> > Uri
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