Re: php5-xapian: PHP licence vs GPL
On Fri, 17 Apr 2009, Anthony W. Youngman wrote:
> >I was under the impression that the FSF thinks that if it's illegal to
> >link a program with GPL software and distribute that, it's also illegal if you
> >just distribute the other program and have the user do the link.
> HOW? I hope the FSF doesn't think this, because imho it is so sloppy
> legal thinking as to be incompetent!
Also http://www.fsfeurope.org/projects/gplv3/bangalore-rms-transcript :
Eben Moglen: As when, for example, people tried to draw a line between
static linking and dynamic linking under GPL version two, and we had to
keep telling people that whatever the boundary of the work is under
copyright law, it doesn't depend upon whether resolution occurs at link
time or run time.