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Re: Implied exceptions to GPL?

Richard Kettlewell <richardk@chiark.greenend.org.uk> wrote:
> Walter Landry <wlandry@ucsd.edu> 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.

Walter Landry

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