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Re: Use of GPL'd code with proprietary programs


From: Alexander Terekhov
Subject: Re: Use of GPL'd code with proprietary programs
Date: Mon, 05 Jul 2004 16:19:46 +0200

Haakon Riiser wrote:
[...]
> If this is correct, I don't understand the point of the LGPL.

It's a bluff.

Copyright protects software as literary works (modulo AFC test). Things 
like "in order to operate"/"shared memory"/"whole program" are entirely 
irrelevant. Copyright law doesn't establish exclusive right to "combine" 
works. Neither static nor dynamic linking constitute creation of a 
derivative work. FSF's idiotic theory*** of derivative works is total 
crap.

regards,
alexander.

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