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Re: GPL traitor !


From: Hadron
Subject: Re: GPL traitor !
Date: Tue, 05 May 2009 20:56:03 +0200
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Tim Smith <address@hidden> writes:

> In article <address@hidden>,
>  Chris Ahlstrom <address@hidden> wrote:
>> 
>> Nobody can honestly not understand the main meanings of the GPL.
>
> Is it OK under GPL to release a plug-in for a GPL program, if the plugin 
> is under a license that is not compatible with GPL?
>
> Is it OK under GPL to release a GPL plug-in for a program that is under 
> a license that is not compatible with GPL?  E.g., could you release a 
> GPL plug-in for Word?
>
> If there are two libraries that perform the same functions, but with 
> different interfaces, and one library is under GPL, and the other is 
> under a GPL-incompatible license, is it OK to distribute code that can 
> be compiled to use either library?  You would not be distributing either 
> library--just your code, and telling the user to obtain (if they don't 
> already have it) whichever library they prefer, and compile for that.
>
> Would it be OK for Comcast to use GPL code in their DVR?  Note that 
> their DVR stops functioning if you are not hooked up to their system or 
> your account is not in good standing. 

As usual COLA's #1 arsekisser has run to someones defence without having
a clue about the subject in hand. But being a closed source developer,
what can we expect?

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