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Re: Who needs libcurl3? (was libcurl3-dev: A development package linked again gnutls needed)

On Mon, Jul 18, 2005 at 05:16:27AM -0500, Peter Samuelson wrote:
> [Bartosz Fenski]
> > Seems that part of developers think that indirect linking with
> > OpenSSL is ok, and part think it's not.

> Yeah.  Well.  Stand back and look at why this 'linking' thing matters
> in the first place.  The point is to determine whether one work is a
> "derivative" of another work.

False.  This is a requirement imposed by section 3 of the GPL, which makes
no mention of derivative works.

> If it is not, copyright law doesn't let the author of the second work
> have any influence on the licensing of the first.

It lets the author of the second work control the circumstances under which
you are allowed to distribute *that work*.

Steve Langasek
postmodern programmer

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