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Re: Bug#366834: ITP: cxxtools -- library of unrelated, but useful C++ classes

also sprach Josselin Mouette <joss@debian.org> [2006.05.11.2219 +0200]:
> I think this is the whole point of licensing a library under the GPL.

For me the point of a library is code reuse. Putting a library under
the GPL is more of a political statement.

> There's not much point in using a copyleft if you allow
> proprietary applications to use the library.

I still see a difference between cut-n-paste and link-to-library
code reuse.

From what I understand, if your product links to a GPL library, you
have to make it GPL as well. We analysed the situation back when we
wanted to make libhid Artistic and concluded that we cannnot do that
because it links against hidparser, which is GPL'd. If our analysis
was wrong, all the better...

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