I was wondering if its possible and feasible to license a Gradle plugin under the GPL.
If I understand correctly, configuration of the plugin in the buildscript via groovy code constitutes a derivative work, an thus forces all buildscripts that use the plugin to be licensed under the GPL. Using the LGPL ensures that this isnt an issue. However using a GPL licensed Gradle plugin should mean nothing to anyone unless they plan on distributing their build.gradle, and even then its not an issue because it cant really be distributed as a binary can it?
Anyways… on to my real question. Do you guys think anyone would simply not use a Gradle plugin because its licensed under GPL? could it be illegal for some people to use a plugin if its under GPL? Am ignorant and dont know what im talking about?