Can NuGet help with GPL compliance via late linking? No.

Jan 10, 2011 at 8:43 PM

Please provide your feedback concerning opportunities and constraints for use of this package management system to allow linking with GPL'd (version 2, version 3, and newer) open source libraries from commercial MIT/Apache licensed software.

 

Thank you,

Shane Whittet

Coordinator
Jan 10, 2011 at 8:50 PM

I’m not sure I understand the question. If your question is around whether or not you can link to GPL software from an Apache/MIT licensed software, then this isn’t the proper forum for that question. That’s a question you should ask an intellectual property lawyer.

Jan 11, 2011 at 12:20 PM
Edited Jan 11, 2011 at 12:21 PM

Got it.  Thank you.  Its been a while since I looked at GPL licenses, i.e. static vs dynamically linking to GPL v2/v3 code is ok as long as its for intranet use vs AGPL which doesn't allow it.  I found my answer here: http://www.gnu.org/licenses/gpl-faq.html#NFUseGPLPlugins

BTW - Feel free to delete my question:)

Happy coding.