Re: pdflib again
> Mark Rafn <email@example.com> writes:
> > Not at all. The GPL prohibits _distributing_ a GPL program linked against
> > GPL-incompatible libraries. Anyone is free to _use_ a GPL program as they
> > see fit. I can happily link any GPL software against anything I like,
> > though I'm not always allowed to distribute the result.
On Tue, 1 Apr 2003, Brian T. Sniffen wrote:
> Not true. Linking is considered modification by the FSF, so you need
> to accept the license to link the GPL'd software against a library.
Ok, even if I accept this interpretation (which I don't), I can still link
to whatever I want, because I can modify it in unfree ways. I "accept"
the GPL, and am allowed to modify in any way I see fit under section 2,
but cannot distribute the result under section 3.
I'll also argue that linking is not modification, but not right now.
Mark Rafn firstname.lastname@example.org <http://www.dagon.net/>