In a commercial project for our customer, I would like to install a driver on all target machines. The driver is on sourceforge (http://com0com.sourceforge.net/). The website states that:
The Null-modem emulator is an open source kernel-mode virtual serial port driver for Windows, available freely under GPL license.
without further details on which GPL version or what the implications may be. I do not intend to use the source code. Using the provided installer would suit me well enough.
The question is now if there are any legal implications if I want to install the driver with our closed source software (e.g. from a single installation script) in a commercial project.
Any advice would be greatly appreciated.
According to the file license.txt included in the com0com archive, it uses the GPL version 2. (thanks @Brandin)
We will be installing all software on the target computer and ship the entire machine to the customer.
No specific dependency will be made to the driver. Our closed source software will just open an existing COM port via standard Windows API functionality.