Re: [GPL] No linking with proprietary programs: where?
On Tuesday 14 March 2000, at 8 h 54, the keyboard of SCOTT FENTON
> 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.
It is not very clear from Section 2b that linking makes a program GPL-infected, and dynamic linking too (see the rms/Torvalds discussion about binary modules in the Linux kernel) but not popen() or system() (see the discussion about the apt tool by Corel which popens dpkg).