[nSLUG] Re: OOo Spreadsheet for Canadian Payroll Tax

Tony Abou-Assaleh taa at dal.ca
Tue Jun 7 02:50:39 ADT 2005


In my understanding, we can have GPL software connect to non-GPL
databases. We don't need a commercial license for that.

TAA

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Tony Abou-Assaleh
Ph.D. Candidate, Faculty of Computer Science
Dalhousie University, Halifax, NS, Canada, B3H 1W5
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On Mon, 6 Jun 2005, M Taylor wrote:

> On Sun, Jun 05, 2005 at 09:26:46PM -0300, Tony Abou-Assaleh wrote:
> >
> > On their FAQ they say:
> >
> > "5. When are commercial licenses absolutely required for Quasar
> > Accounting?
> >
> > You require a commercial license for Quasar Accounting Software when
> > Quasar is connected directly or indirectly to an application such as a
> > database or other application that is not licensed under GPL."
> >
> > ... which doesn't make any sense to me whatsoever. Do these people NOT
> > know what GPL is? Or am I way off?
>
> Quasar can offer a non-GPL license for commercial applications to a
> Client that wish to use Quasar's software (i.e. link to their libraries)
> without the commercial application (of the Client) having to be bound
> to the GPL license terms (e.g. make source available) as well.
>
>
>
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