#997 Re-use the interface

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Marc Delisle
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2007-01-13
2007-01-12
Matrix
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Hi all,

i'd like to write an open source database administration tool (under gnu) for Microsoft databases.
Does the phpmyadmin GNU licence allow me to re-use its graphical items and all its GUIs for my tool ?

thks in advance,

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Matrix

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  • Marc Delisle
    Marc Delisle
    2007-01-13

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  • Marc Delisle
    Marc Delisle
    2007-01-13

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    First, it's not GNU licence, it's GPL (version 2). This license authorizes you to re-use our code if your project is also under the GPL license.

     
  • Matrix
    Matrix
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    Hello,

    The thing is that I will not really re-use the code, but I will do an application that will look like phpMyAdmin.
    Are the graphical interfaces also apply to the GPL ?

    thks in advance,

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    Matrix

     
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  • Marc Delisle
    Marc Delisle
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    I think so. In GPL v2, at point 0:
    "the output from the Program
    is covered only if its contents constitute a work based on the
    Program (independent of having been made by running the Program).
    Whether that is true depends on what the Program does."

    So, for a program that is a user interface, like phpMyAdmin, I would say that the output from the program is covered by the same license.

     
  • Matrix
    Matrix
    2007-01-13

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  • Matrix
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    Thanks