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

"none" <chloehoffman@hotmail.com> writes:

> If you will, my query/analysis has important implications to Debian and to
> any other packagers. I am simply raising the issue that distributing A and B
> separately (whether that be a GPL or a non-GPL library or any other code),
> and not as a derived work, does not necessarily make you an
> infringer. 

No, but it also doesn't necessarily free you from being an infringer.
Whether you are an infringer depends on the *whole situation* and not
just how you split the parts up.

> This is important because there shouldn't be uncertainty about how
> things can be packaged. One objective of this list I believe is to
> determine what code can be packaged together. I am simply exploring
> the issue to attempt to clarify it. How does a packager know what
> he/she is doing with GPL and non-GPL code "subverts" the goal of the
> GPL or not?

Are you our friend or not?  If you are just a legal beagle who thinks
it's "interesting", then you should take this to the appropriate
forum, which is gnu.misc.discuss.

I find it extremely hard to believe that you have no stake or interest
in the matter beyond it's intellectual interest.

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