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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 12:47:45 +0200

David Kastrup wrote:
[...]
> > > You better clue yourself in about what linking does.  It resolves
> > > symbols.
> >
> > That doesn't change the program.
> 
> Not the original, but the copy (linked in memory or on disk).  

And Java and MS IL JITs (and installers) also "change"/"resolve" 
(at runtime and/or installation time) the bytecode (resolution 
of links aside for a moment). Good luck trying to convince a 
judge that people using Java and MS CLI are all criminals (MS 
doesn't usually authorize creation of derivative works of their 
code).

regards,
alexander.


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