[Zope] FSF about Zope and GPL'ed components

jpenny@universal-fasteners.com jpenny@universal-fasteners.com
Wed, 20 Sep 2000 13:05:04 -0400

Let me ask a more precise question.

Zope is not released under GPL.

Joe repleases a component which can be used with Zope under GPL license.
Zope.org makes it available for download, but in no way incorporates
it into their base system.  (I.e., it is available for integration
by an end user).

Joan uses Zope with Joe's component (Product in Zope parlance).
She writes something that depends on Joe's product being present,
but makes no modification to Joe's product.  She does not wish
to GPL her work.

Can she give directions on how to acquire Joe's product and install
it preliminary to installing her own work?

Can she distribute Zope, Joe's product, and her own product, as long
as they are packaged separately?

Can she write an installer that fetches Joe's Product and installs
it before installing her own work?