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Re: GPL-script to be run on a non-free interpreter

On Sun, Aug 04, 2002 at 10:14:59AM -0700, Sean 'Shaleh' Perry wrote:
> To take Chris Lawrence's post a step further, what is the difference between
> having a pound-bang line for a non-free interpreter and executing a GPL binary
> on a closed source system?  It is permissible for libc to be non-free and a
> program to use it.  The closed system's kernel is for all intents and purposes
> an interpreter.

None whatsoever -- which is why, in both cases, shipping the GPLed work
WITH the GPL-incompatible component it depends on is prohibited.

> I think this is simply ideology getting in the way.

Odd, I thought ideology was the point of the GPL. ;)

Steve Langasek
postmodern programmer

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