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Re: GCJ vs. Kaffe linking

Michael Poole <mdpoole@troilus.org> writes:

> Grzegorz B. Prokopski writes:
>> " Linking this library statically or dynamically with other modules
>>   is making a combined work based on this library. Thus, the terms
>>   and conditions of the GNU General Public License cover the whole
>>   combination."
>> The difference between Kaffe and GCJ is that in one case linking is
>> dynamic, while in the other it is static.  The type of linking does
>> not affect the creation of combined work, which takes place in
>> _both_ cases.  (and is especially visible if we have the combined
>> work distributed later by Debian)
> If you use Eclipse with a JVM, then to the extent that a combined work
> is created, it is created by the user or by the JVM.

Or by the distributor who sent them out together.  I can't understand
Grzegorz' argument enough to tell whether this is relevant to his
point, though.


Brian Sniffen                                       bts@alum.mit.edu

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