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Re: Use of GPL'd code with proprietary programs


From: telford
Subject: Re: Use of GPL'd code with proprietary programs
Date: Sun, 18 Jul 2004 07:33:19 -0000

In gnu.misc.discuss David Kastrup <address@hidden> wrote:
> In the case of dynamically linking a program, it is not the program
> that does the linking.  Instead ld-linux.so links the program,
> entering the dynamic library symbol information into it, _before_
> chaining to the linked program.

> A program can't cause linking of itself by calling dlopen because an
> unlinked program is unfit for running.

But the program in question calls ld-linux.so itself, it doesn't have to
use that particular linker, it could equally use some other runtime linker
or build itself up in phases or various other arbitrarily hazy behaviours.

        - Tel



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