GPL license: how does it cover the output of a program?
In a game project i've been working on, Quake3 BSP files are being imported into the engine for further editing These BSP files have been generated by Q3Radiant, which, as I understand, is available under the GPL license.
The GPL license reads:
What i'm trying to figure out, is if I'm able to use these BSP files, which are the output of Q3Radiant, as a part of a commercial project?
Activities other than copying, distribution and modification are not covered by this License; they are outside its scope. The act of running the Program is not restricted, and the output from the Program is covered only if its contents constitute a work based on the Program (independent of having been made by running the Program). Whether that is true depends on what the Program does.