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Re: Q: Combining proprietary code and GPL for in-house use

On Tue, Jun 19, 2001 at 10:59:44PM +0200, Henning Makholm wrote:
> > > I think RMS's reasoning is that if you ever distribute the library
> > > to A, you need to accept the contract called GPL - and in that
> > > contract you promise to refrain from ever distributing to B a program
> > > that links against that library and is not GPLed.

Scripsit Raul Miller <moth@debian.org>
> > If you ever distribute a program which includes GPLed code, you need
> > to respect the GPL copyright.  And, if you try skirting that, there's
> > also a legal principle called "contributory infringement" which makes
> > skirting copyright rather difficult.

On Wed, Jun 20, 2001 at 02:12:41PM +0200, Henning Makholm wrote:
> Could you elaborate on how that is different from what I describe?

There's no requirement for a contract.  There's no need for a two-way


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