[GPL] No linking with proprietary programs: where?
[Please Cc: me the replies, i'm not on the list.]
We all know that the GPL prevents linking with proprietary stuff (see the
KDE/Qt thread). And we all take this for granted.
Looking for the precised wording, I was very surprised to be unable to find
it. Where in the GPL is such restriction written? I just find this line at the
end, in "How to Apply These Terms to Your New Programs" where I wouldn't have
This General Public License does not permit incorporating your program into
proprietary programs. [Where is it written? S. B.] If your program is a
subroutine library, you may consider it more useful to permit linking
proprietary applications with the library. If this is what you want to do, use
the GNU Library General Public License instead of this License.