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 "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.
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.