Licence question regarding GPLv2 Ruby script

Hi all,

The Ruby beautifier script
(http://www.arachnoid.com/ruby/rubyBeautifier.html) is released under
the GPLv2 licence.

I understand what the GPLv2 means for a source code which has to be
compiled and so on like the Ruby interpreter. In the case of a Ruby
script, I'm not sure to understand correctly all the licence terms.

If I execute only the script from my application (an IDE like
application) to format a Ruby source, do I have to release my
application under the GPLv2 licence ?

Thanks in advance.

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Hi,

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In message "Re: Licence question regarding GPLv2 Ruby script" on Fri, 6 Jul 2007 20:46:23 +0900, anonymous <eclipse.survey@yahoo.com> writes:

The Ruby beautifier script
(http://www.arachnoid.com/ruby/rubyBeautifier.html) is released under
the GPLv2 licence.

I understand what the GPLv2 means for a source code which has to be
compiled and so on like the Ruby interpreter. In the case of a Ruby
script, I'm not sure to understand correctly all the licence terms.

If I execute only the script from my application (an IDE like
application) to format a Ruby source, do I have to release my
application under the GPLv2 licence ?

In short, I don't think so.

              matz.

Hello,

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On 7/6/07, anonymous <eclipse.survey@yahoo.com> wrote:

If I execute only the script from my application (an IDE like
application) to format a Ruby source, do I have to release my
application under the GPLv2 licence ?

See this FAQ: http://www.fsf.org/licensing/licenses/gpl-faq.html#MereAggregation

In short: no, you don't have to. :slight_smile:

-- Kristoffer

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Kristoffer Lundén wrote:

See this FAQ:
http://www.fsf.org/licensing/licenses/gpl-faq.html#MereAggregation

In short: no, you don't have to. :slight_smile:

-- Kristoffer

Thanks Matz and Kristoffer for your replies.
The link to the GPL FAQ makes things more clear.

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