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

lloyder@canada.com writes:

> 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.


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