spamware), for a big air conditioning company. The company is paying
the university and the university pays us in credit. I am trying to
convince them to GPL it, but they seem to want it proprietary (but the
war isn't over yet).
I'd like to use the OpenACS data model in this project, but can't be
sure if it'll be GPL'd or not yet, but need to start implementing now.
If I use the OpenACS data model (just SQL, no Tcl. The professor
recently mandated us to use PHP, not explicitly, but in effect), and
hook our application into it (e.g. use the permission system), will my
application constitute a derived work (in which case it would have to
I would keep the GPL'd portions of the code open, obviously, but I
want to know if I can keep other portions of the system closed.