On 07/06/2010 09:03 AM, Shakthi Kannan wrote:
--- On Thu, Dec 31, 2009 at 3:42 AM, Tom "spot" Callaway
| The Trusster Open Source License is Free, but GPL incompatible. I've
| added it to the Fedora approved licenses list, please use:
| License: TOSL
Can you please let me know what is meant here by "GPL incompatible",
or what is not possible when using TOSL?
It means that you cannot take a library which is under TOSL and combine
it with files under the GPL, as the result is incompatible.
I have been able to package the Teal tool (released under TOSL) for
Fedora. It provides a framework for verification of source code.
Hence, test suites written using this framework also have to "include"
project source code files. Please CMIIW:
1. If the project source code is released under GPL and the test
suites use TOSL, can we still use them with Teal?
Assuming the files are combined as you describe, the answer is no.
2. What if the project source code is released under LGPLv2+, can we
still use Teal as long as the test suites are also released under
LGPLv2+ is generally considered to be compatible with most licenses, I
doubt there is any problem with this combination.