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Re: license question with non-GPL library


From: Alexander Terekhov
Subject: Re: license question with non-GPL library
Date: Wed, 16 Aug 2006 17:15:25 +0200

Stefaan A Eeckels wrote:
> 
> On Wed, 16 Aug 2006 14:40:28 GMT
> Scott <address@hidden> wrote:
> 
> > For example is cairo or freetype considered
> > a 'system' library, or would I need to redistribute their source as
> > well?  Is a link to their webpage sufficient?
> 
> You can consider the complete GNOME framework (everything that GNOME
> installs) a "system library" in the GPL sense
                                          ^
                                          |
non---------------------------------------+

RedHat and Novell can make tons of money by converting "libraries" into
"system libraries" by virtue of inclusion into their distros. Killer 
business method patent, by the way. And the only escape for the FSF is
to patent it themselves and exclude all others from system-izing 
libraries.

regards,
alexander.


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