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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: Fri, 09 Jul 2004 11:44:42 +0200

"Christopher C. Stacy" wrote:
[...]
> People who want their library program to be potentially useful for
> proprietary programs, but preserve GPL protections for their code
> per se, can always just use the LGPL (or even some modified version
> of it) rather than the GPL.  Also, having missed the beginning of
> this thread, I'll assume we're now talking about some kind of
> dynamic linking rather than static linking.

That doesn't matter. Neither constitutes creation of a derivative work.
I was talking about a "tarball" of CPL'ed and GPL'ed sources to build
an "executable" or whatever. The FSF claims that the CPL is somehow
"incompatible". The entire thread can be found on gnu.misc.discuss.

regards,
alexander.


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