Re: SableVM/Kaffe pissing contest
Josh Triplett <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> Walter Landry wrote:
> > Suppose I have a program Foo which uses either GNU readline. I can
> > compile Foo against GNU readline (but not link it), and distribute the
> > result. I can also distribute GNU readline separately. But I can not
> > distribute foo and GNU readline together. How is this different from
> > your case?
> Hold on a second. You seem to be arguing against the established
> interpretation of the GPL here: at least according to the FSF, you may
> not distribute the GPL-incompatible Foo compiled against GNU readline,
> linked or not.
That really depends on whether the parts of GNU readline that end up
incorporated into program Foo are large enough to be copyrightable.
Almost certainly, having just a reference to a function signature such
char * complete(char *fragment);
would not be enough. For the purposes of this discussion, let us
assume that the header is suitably small.