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Re: GPL, yet again. (The kernel is a lot like a shared library)

* Måns Rullgård:

> The phrase "running the Program" is not directly applicable to a
> library, so we have to assume that for libraries, this translates into
> using the library, i.e. causing its code to be run, typically by
> running a program that uses the library.  This act being unrestricted
> per the quoted paragraph, it follows that any program can link with a
> GPL library, no matter what license that program has.

This only supports the widely held belief that you can do what you
want with GPLed software inside your own four walls, without thinking
too much about copyright issues.  (I think this is quite an important

Usually, the interesting question is if you are permitted to
distribute the linked program, and if dynamic linking makes a

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