On Tue, Apr 29, 2008 at 11:40 PM, Platonides <platonides(a)gmail.com> wrote:
Trond Olsen wrote:
I have one question in concerning the GPL-license in regard to a
web-application using the MediaWiki API for querying XML (and possible
other extensions). I'm unsure if the GPL-license will affect the client
program and would like to ask if anyone would care to comment?
If you're using the mediawiki api internally (running it on the server),
you're linking to the program and the viric clause applies. If you're
using a different client, it's an inter-process comunication, thus the
client doesn't need to be gpl.
Anyway, a gpl client wouldn't hurt in any way your project (it could
even support it).
IANAL, don't take my word on it, and so on.
The setup is: Wiki is run on the same server (domain) where the web-client
like a database-service (and possible for html-generation). As for license,
I plan on using the zlib-license since it's not as restrictive as GPL in
terms of commercial use, hence why I would like to know how the MediaWiki
GPL affects the web-client application.