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Re: GPL V2 and GPLv3

Milan Zamazal <pdm@debian.org> wrote:

> >>>>> "PSG" == Peter S Galbraith <psg@debian.org> writes:
>     PSG> I thought this was a fairly clear-cut issue, but people on
>     PSG> -legal seem to be saying that you can use a (possibly
>     PSG> interpreted instead of linked) GPL'ed library with code of any
>     PSG> license, so there's no problem.  
> When I met a proprietary Elisp program several years ago and wondered
> about this phenomenon on an Emacs mailing list, it was explained to me
> that a program needn't be GPLed just because it happens to be written in
> Elisp.

My understand was that this is correct until you load a GPL library
through a `load' or `require'.

I may ask the FSF (or RMS) is they even care about this issue if it
concerns their own GPL v3 libraries.  But I had this discussion before
with RMS a few year ago.

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