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Re: Problem with GPLv3 FAQ about linking with Visual C++


From: David Kastrup
Subject: Re: Problem with GPLv3 FAQ about linking with Visual C++
Date: Wed, 03 Feb 2010 09:39:45 +0100
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Hyman Rosen <address@hidden> writes:

> On 2/2/2010 4:00 PM, Florian Weimer wrote:
>> Well, that is heresy.  Official position is that dynamic linking
>> creates a derivative work.  Hence the OpenSSL problem.
>
> The FSF does not get to decide what copyright law includes.

The FSF gets to decide when to sue somebody over an assumed breach of
their copyright.

> Their official position might matter to help interpret what the GPL
> means, but it cannot affect whether it applies.

The GPL is a license.  It is the sole privilege of the licensor to set
the rules when the license applies.  It is not the privilege of the
licensor to set the rules when _copyright_ applies.

-- 
David Kastrup


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