Re: Implied exceptions to GPL?
Richard Kettlewell <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> Walter Landry <email@example.com> writes:
> > It is always ok to distribute a code (call it A) that doesn't
> > include anyone else's code, as long as the license for A permits it.
> > However, now I'm going to agree with you, because Debian should be
> > able to distribute binaries as well (DFSG #2). Those binaries will
> > have parts of Emacs inside it. So the license for the various elisp
> > files need to be compatible with the GPL.
> Superficially, the relationship between emacs and compiled elisp files
> looks more like compilation and execution than linking to me. What's
> the argument for treating it as linking?
It is the same as compilation and execution. We don't normally run
into this problem because gcc and its libraries have a special
exemption for executables produced by compiling with gcc.
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