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Re: GPL and command-line libraries

Le mardi 02 novembre 2004 à 21:53 +0100, Wesley W. Terpstra a écrit :
> Mr. John Wontshare writes a streaming multicast client.
> To deal with packet loss, he uses my error-correcting library.
> Without my library, Mr. Wontshare's client can't work at all.
> Mr. Wontshare's client represents only a small investment of effort and
> without having had access to my library, he could have never written it.
> He then distributes his client along with my library to end-users.

If Mr Wontshare's client doesn't work without your software, this is
what I call a derivative work. Whether it is linked to it using ELF or
not is irrelevant.
 .''`.           Josselin Mouette        /\./\
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