sorry if this is the wrong category but I haven't found better.
Here is our problem. We have commercial application which can use ghostscript for printing. It uses it through command line interface (and a temporary file). We are using GNU Ghostscript 8.15 which should be licensed under GPL.
So, if I understand GPL properly, then we can do the following:
- install (copy) ghostscript into the directory structure of our application
- delete all unneccessary files (executables, fonts, documentation, etc ...)
- include it into our installation package
So we will be distributed unmodified part of GPL application Ghostscript, with a link where sources can be downloaded. Since our application is using ghostscript only through CLI, it does not have to be licensed under GPL - right ?
Of course, we have no problems with including references and credits to ghostscript authors inside our appliaction and documentation, we only want to be able to create sw install package working out of the box, without licensing our application under GPL.
Is this possible ?