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Re: GPL V2 and GPLv3

Tatsuya Kinoshita <tats@vega.ocn.ne.jp> wrote:

> I think that even if distribution of *.elc file should be licensed
> under GPLv3, *.el file under non-GPLv3 can be distributed, because
> locally installation and byte-compilation are not limited by GPLv3.

I disagree.  It's not simply about byte-compilation.  The simplest
packages usually `require' (or `load') some elisp file from Emacs.
That's bascally the same as linking.  However Emacs and it's many
libraries are not licensed under the LGPL, but under the GPL.


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