Re: [Firebird-devel] Warning: readline is GPL - incompatible with
Grzegorz Prokopski wrote:
> Even then (if you could) - the user using such FireBird would be
> violating GPL, as he would effectively link GPL-incompatible program to
> GPLed library (he won't be able and/or will not want to use empty, stub
Is this really the case? IANAL, but I was under the impression that the GPL
does not restrict any sort of modification as long as there is no
distribution of the modified version.
Section 2 seems (to me) to place restrictions on "modify and copy and
distribute". The user in this case is only doing the first (modify), but
2a) is satisfied easily,
2b) is vacuously satisfied (no distribution), and
2c) is also satisfied easily.