Re: Bug#189164: libdbd-mysql-perl uses GPL lib, may be used by GPL-incompatible apps
On Tue, 2003-05-20 at 05:15, Branden Robinson wrote:
> I am uncomfortable with some of the ramifications but I am also
> uncomfortable with totally declawing the GNU GPL by adopting and
> interpretation of it that would let people wrapper and language-bind
> their way out of the copyleft commons.
At some point, we've got to draw a line where it's de-clawed. After all,
I think we all agree that if a shell script calls GNU grep, it isn't
required to be under the GPL.
So, is encapsulating code in the kernel's execve interface always OK?
 Which, btw, has many extensions over POSIX or BSD grep,
so there is not, AFAIK, an alternative implementation.
Alternatively, put "gcc" or your favorite GPL program in