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Re: Forking and relicensing issues (different)

Jonathan P Tomer <jpt@cif.rochester.edu> writes:

> > They would also distribute
> > some proprietary object files which just happened to be able to
> > link together with the GPL'ed source code. FSF can't prevent that.

> the trick: it doesn't just happen to link with the gpl code, it requires it
> and is thus related enough to be a modification. or something like
> that.

Would that mean that a program that happens to run only under Linux
2.2.x is a modification of Linux and so MUST be GPL'ed?

Henning Makholm

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