Re: linking to GPL'd libraries WAS Re: One unclear point in the Vim license
> Best on the quality information that I have gained
> following these discussions -- thank you -- to say the
> same thing that you have Marcus a little bit
> 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. It has always been understood by the GNU Project that using
kernel syscalls does not make something "one program"; the fact that
Linus mentions that explicitly doesn't change the fact one whit.