Re: linking to GPL'd libraries WAS Re: One unclear point in the Vim license
> This is something I am very interested in, but as of
> now, I am not well versed in the subject. My
> searching has found that this topic is well discussed,
> but not necessarily well described. Is there any
> legal precedence here?
It's a standard case of a derived work.
> Has the object brokerage environments or similar
> technologies -- RPC even -- ability to get around the
> GPL been addressed in a meaningful proposal?
In general, something which is a subterfuge to get around a licensing
requirement, is disallowed by the courts. But someone might be
sufficiently tricky, and then they would hurt us. As a result, it is
distinctly *not* in the interests of the free software community to
try and dream up ways of getting around the GPL.
If you think you have something specific in mind that might be a
problem, send it to RMS.