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Re: Question About GNU General Public License


From: Alexander Terekhov
Subject: Re: Question About GNU General Public License
Date: Tue, 13 Jul 2004 11:44:36 +0200

David Kastrup wrote:
[...]
> Linking, whether static or dynamic, changes the program 

It doesn't change the program. 

> and can't be undone.  

It can be undone.

> In contrast to calling dlopen, which can be undone with dlclose.

If you have a map you can "undo" static linking. Lack of map
(no one simply needs it but it can reside in the executable
just like the debug stuff) doesn't make it "derivative work".

regards,
alexander.


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