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A minimal PHP distribution

Hi all,

I want to create some tools in PHP to include on a shareware Windows
application that I produce. I wonder if the PHP license allows me to
include a "minimal" distribution, i.e. only the files needed to run in
CLI mode (php.exe, php4ts.dll and php.ini, and the license). Thus I
could reduce the PHP package to only ~600 kB in compressed form. Will
this infringe any licenses?

Thanks!
Jul 17 '05 #1
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You should email php.net on this topic.

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Mike Bradley
http://www.gzentools.com -- free online php tools
"Rubem Pechansky" <pe*******@hypervisual.com> wrote in message
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Hi all,

I want to create some tools in PHP to include on a shareware Windows
application that I produce. I wonder if the PHP license allows me to
include a "minimal" distribution, i.e. only the files needed to run in
CLI mode (php.exe, php4ts.dll and php.ini, and the license). Thus I
could reduce the PHP package to only ~600 kB in compressed form. Will
this infringe any licenses?

Thanks!

Jul 17 '05 #2
> You should email php.net on this topic.

Thanks, but finding an e-mail to contact them is close to impossible.
However the license says that "The Open Publication works may be
reproduced and distributed in whole or in part, in any medium physical
or electronic, provided that the terms of this license are adhered to,
and that this license or an incorporation of it by reference (with any
options elected by the author(s) and/or publisher) is displayed in the
reproduction." Tt seems that I can do pretty much whatever I like with
the files as long as I include a copy of the license.

Anyway I'd appreciate any further comments because I'm not very good
at legal matters.
Jul 17 '05 #3
Well, I didn't say this, but go for it, worse that can happen is they tell
you to stop. One generaly can not proceed legaly until a cease and desist is
issued. (compay tells you to stop) If said company says stop, and you
continue, then legal matters.

--
Mike Bradley
http://www.gzentools.com -- free online php tools
"Rubem Pechansky" <pe*******@hypervisual.com> wrote in message
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You should email php.net on this topic.


Thanks, but finding an e-mail to contact them is close to impossible.
However the license says that "The Open Publication works may be
reproduced and distributed in whole or in part, in any medium physical
or electronic, provided that the terms of this license are adhered to,
and that this license or an incorporation of it by reference (with any
options elected by the author(s) and/or publisher) is displayed in the
reproduction." Tt seems that I can do pretty much whatever I like with
the files as long as I include a copy of the license.

Anyway I'd appreciate any further comments because I'm not very good
at legal matters.

Jul 17 '05 #4
> You should email php.net on this topic.

Thanks, but finding an e-mail to contact them is close to impossible.
However the license says that "The Open Publication works may be
reproduced and distributed in whole or in part, in any medium physical
or electronic, provided that the terms of this license are adhered to,
and that this license or an incorporation of it by reference (with any
options elected by the author(s) and/or publisher) is displayed in the
reproduction." Tt seems that I can do pretty much whatever I like with
the files as long as I include a copy of the license.

Anyway I'd appreciate any further comments because I'm not very good t
legal matters.
Jul 17 '05 #5

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