Re: [GPL] No linking with proprietary programs: where?
Section 2b is the viral clause and it reads as follows:
You must cause any work that you distribute or publish, that in whole or
in part contains or is derived from the
Program or any part thereof, to be licensed as a whole at no charge to
all third parties under the terms of this License.
Stephane Bortzmeyer wrote:
> [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.
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