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Re: Corel's apt frontend

Gavriel State <kf4548w2@umail.corel.com> writes:
> > Regardless of whether or not the dynamic linkage is a violation, the
> > header file used has (almost) nothing to do with it.

On Thu, Nov 04, 1999 at 07:01:00PM +0100, Henning Makholm wrote:
> Nevertheless the inclusion of header files *is* the key point of an
> often-heard argument that the dynamic linkage is a violation.

Which probably reflects a lack of understanding of copyright law as much
as anything else.

For the case of U.S. copyright law dynamic linking not explicitly provided
for in the license is a fair use issue, not a "this isn't covered by
copyright law" issue.

At least... that's the way I currently understand it.  [And, if anyone
can provide some legal reference which proves that I'm wrong, I'd be
happy to see it.]


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