We are studying a prospect of using Ghostscript in a commercial product (Windows desktop application).
I read about sidestepping licensing GS altogether by simply suggesting to the users that they can download and install GS on their own to improve their experience (the software actually works without it, too, but most users would want to render/load PDF documents).
So, suppose we don't ship Ghostscript ourselves, but instead have our software check its availability and, in case if it is absent, suggest how to obtain it (short explanatory text and link to their download page). In case if it is installed, the program would use the Ghostscript API.
To me it sounds legal, as Artifex says something like "you are not allowed to ship GS if your application doesn't meet so-and-so conditions". Would anybody care to share an opinion on this?