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Re: DRAFT: Email to RMS (take 2)

On Tue, Oct 15, 2002 at 04:15:45PM -0700, Jeremy C. Reed wrote:
> On Tue, 15 Oct 2002, Joel Baker wrote:
> >    a GPL compatible license); this question is solely about linking against
> >    the libraries which are build from the non-third-party source found in
> >    the NetBSD souce tree.
> Do you have any specific examples of this?
> I may be misunderstanding but has there ever been a GNU license that
> doesn't allow linking the GNU software against anything?
> (Because I know a lot of GPL'd code uses closed-source libraries on
> proprietary systems.)
>   Jeremy C. Reed
> ...................................................
>      BSD software, documentation, resources, news...
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Please see the archives of debian-legal, both on the current thread for
this and past threads regarding linking GPL binaries and non-GPL-compatible
licenses (and what constitutes the latter).

In short.... "Yes, such things have occured". The OpenSSL fracas is just
one of the more memorable cases. There have been a number of others.
Joel Baker                           System Administrator - lightbearer.com
lucifer@lightbearer.com              http://users.lightbearer.com/lucifer/

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