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Re: pdflib again

> Mark Rafn <dagon@dagon.net> 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    dagon@dagon.net    <http://www.dagon.net/>  

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