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license question.

Posted: Thu Jun 19, 2008 1:53 pm
by trump
I am very confused with the GPL. Can someone help me out? I am an employee of a corporation that has an Intranet that I help maintain. I write PHP code for it. One part of the corporate Intranet accepts file uploads. I was hoping to use getid3 to look at the uploads and extract meta data. Can I put getid3() on my webserver and call its exported functions without having to release the code to my entire corporate intranet? Will I be in compliance with the GPL license it is released under?

Re: license question.

Posted: Thu Jun 19, 2008 2:15 pm
by Allan Hansen
trump wrote:Can I put getid3() on my webserver and call its exported functions without having to release the code to my entire corporate intranet? Will I be in compliance with the GPL license it is released under?
No.

If you include/require getID3() code from your script, you need to make your script available to your users.

There are two alternatives to this:
- Buy a commercial license.
- Call getID3() via system calls to an open script and capture output.