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

Hamish Moffatt <hamish@debian.org> writes:

> On Sun, Jan 06, 2002 at 01:39:29PM -0800, Thomas Bushnell, BSG wrote:
> > 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.
> How is the GNU Project's understanding relevant when they did
> not write the Linux kernel?

The point, which you seem intent on missing, is that the understanding
of the GNU Project, and the Linux kernel, and all the other free
kernels out there, is the same in this regard.  The fact that the
Linux authors put it explicitly does not indicate, therefore, that
without putting it there explicitly, the GPL would have different

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