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Re: GPL scripts with a GPL-incompatible interpreter

Steve Langasek <vorlon@netexpress.net> writes:

> Does the argument that a script is "just data" really hold water legally?
> I would think they are "just data" in the same sense that all binary
> executables are "just data" to a kernel; yet the vendors of proprietary
> Unices have always gone out of their way to make sure GPL software is not
> shipped together with their kernel, in order to take advantage of the
> GPL's "OS component" exception.

That's exactly what the text says in fact, in qualifying the "just
data" statement.

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