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Re: Use of GPL'd code with proprietary programs


From: Haakon Riiser
Subject: Re: Use of GPL'd code with proprietary programs
Date: 6 Jul 2004 16:12:37 +0200
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[Arnoud Engelfriet]

> [...]
> Therefore the only question is whether a work linked to the
> GPL-licensed program qualifies as a "work based on the Program". See
> my comments above.

Again, thanks for your comments.  Apparently, there isn't yet
a definitive answer to the legalities of GPL/non-GPL linking,
so I'll leave it at that.  But there is one question I'd like to
have answered:  Would it be OK for a BSD licensed server to have
both proprietary and GPL'd clients connected via shared memory?
(Disregard the fact that some proprietary licenses may forbid
even aggregation with GPL.)  The BSD-style license is compatible
with the GPL, but is not viral, so hopefully this should be legal.

-- 
 Haakon


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