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Re: Questions on proprietary program using gcc libraries


From: Alexander Terekhov
Subject: Re: Questions on proprietary program using gcc libraries
Date: Tue, 20 Jul 2004 13:45:53 +0200

Barry Margolin wrote:
[...]
> If the program will work with any standard-conforming C/C++ library,
> then it's not considered a derivative of any particular one (unless it's
> statically linked with that specific library).  So as long as the

Statically and dynamically linked "packages" are compilations, not 
derivative works. 

http://xfree86.org/pipermail/forum/2004-March/004301.html

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Richard Stallman wrote:
> 
>     I say that XFree86 1.1 license is fully compatible with the GNU
>     GPL. A compilation is NOT a derivative work.
> 
> You are right about the distinction. 
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Got it? Even Dr. Evil sees the light, sometimes.

regards,
alexander.


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