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Re: linking to GPL'd libraries WAS Re: One unclear point in the Vim license

On Sun, Jan 06, 2002 at 07:30:19AM -0800, lloyder@canada.com wrote:
> different.  The kernel is not strictly GPL'd, but 
> GPL-compatible.  That clause that says system calls are
> a-ok, supports the moral/legal intention of the GPL by
> requiring such a declariation to be explicit.  Correct?

No. The kernel is GPLed with the clarification that user-space
programs running on the kernel don't combine to be considered
a "derived work" by the kernel.

See /path/to/kernel/src/COPYING.

Hamish Moffatt VK3SB <hamish@debian.org> <hamish@cloud.net.au>

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