Hi Olaf,<br>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?
<br><br>Thanks,<br>Uri<br><br><div class="gmail_quote">On Dec 14, 2007 5:09 PM, Olaf Spinczyk <<a href="mailto:Olaf.Spinczyk@informatik.uni-erlangen.de">Olaf.Spinczyk@informatik.uni-erlangen.de</a>> wrote:<br><blockquote class="gmail_quote" style="border-left: 1px solid rgb(204, 204, 204); margin: 0pt 0pt 0pt 0.8ex; padding-left: 1ex;">
Hi Uri,<br><br>I am not completely sure if I understand your question. However, I can<br>answer the second part:<br><br>You can use ac++ to weave commercial code. The code, which is generated<br>by ac++, is not covered by the GPL (as far as I understand the g++
<br>license, this is the same). It does not matter if you compile ac++<br>yourself or download the binary version, which we provide on <a href="http://aspectc.org" target="_blank">aspectc.org</a>.<br><br>I hope this helps.
<br><br>- Olaf<br><div><div></div><div class="Wj3C7c"><br><br>Uri Moszkowicz wrote:<br>> Hi,<br>> I am interested in AspectC++ and would like to start using it where I<br>> work but have some questions about licensing. The software source code
<br>> is released under the GPL v2+ license but the manual states that the<br>> binary cannot be used for commercial purposes. Does this mean that to<br>> use it for commercial purposes I have to compile the source? There is
<br>> no explicit license provided with the binary but if it was compiled<br>> with the GPL source code then I suspect that the commercial<br>> restriction is not allowed by GPL: "This program is free software".
<br>><br>> Does the AspectC++ compiler ever include GPL source code into woven<br>> code? I'm wondering if executables produced from woven code would be<br>> bound by GPL or whether it is considered a derivative work as with GCC.
<br>><br>> Thanks,<br>> Uri<br></div></div>> ------------------------------------------------------------------------<br>><br>> _______________________________________________<br>> aspectc-user mailing list
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