Re: linking to GPL'd libraries WAS Re: One unclear point in the Vim license
----- Original Message -----
From: "Thomas Bushnell, BSG" <email@example.com>
Sent: Thursday, January 03, 2002 7:39 PM
Subject: Re: linking to GPL'd libraries WAS Re: One unclear point in the Vim license
> firstname.lastname@example.org writes:
> > How so? Example: I write a book and suggest that you get another
> > book, because I am going to identify some page numbers in that book
> > where the content supports my content. If you don't get that book,
> > I am going to suggest that my book means nothing.
> The combined linked binary program is the derived work. It is that
> combined linked program which can only be distributed if the
> distribution meets the terms of both licenses.
> And, any way of distributing that combined linked binary program, even
> by trying to split it up into little pieces as a subterfuge, is still
> the same thing.
If a library's interface is implemented to a standard
or similar, than someone linking to a GPL library version should be alright, no?
My concern is that in an attempt to protect users, we
are no better than patent happy USA.
> If you think there is a "bug report", then feel free to post it. But
> don't expect me to try and think up ways for other people to defeat
> the GPL!
That is exactly what I would hope you do.
The way you have presented your feels... I do not
think that you would be receptive to a "bug report"
regardless. Luckily, I do not think that others are
in a similar mind-space.
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