On Tue, Apr 29, 2008 at 11:40 PM, Platonides <platonides@gmail.com> wrote:
Trond Olsen wrote:
> Hi,
> 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?
> Regards,
> Trond Olsen.

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 (javascript+flash) is distributed from. The web-client uses MediaWiki more 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.