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Re: Bug #189164: libdbd-mysql-perl uses GPL lib, may be used by GPL-incompatible apps

On Tuesday, May 27, 2003, at 14:25 US/Eastern, Steve Langasek wrote:

This assumes that the FSF's interpretation depends on the claim that
dynamic linking creates a derived work.

Well, from carefully reading the GPL, this appears to be what it says.

A quote:
	a "work based on the Program" means either the Program or
	any derivative work under copyright law:" that is to say, a
	work containing the Program or a portion of it, either verbatim
	or with modifications and/or translated into another language.

So, if a new_program is neither a derivative work of Program or Program itself, then it is not a "work based on the Program" as used in the GPL.

And then:
	In addition, mere aggregation of another work not based on
	the Program with the Program (or with a work based on the
	Program) on a volume of a storage or distribution medium
	does not bring the other work under the scope of this

So, the GPL is very clear that new_program is not covered by the GPL.

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