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Re: Use of GPL'd code with proprietary programs

From: Rui Miguel Seabra
Subject: Re: Use of GPL'd code with proprietary programs
Date: Tue, 06 Jul 2004 23:23:33 +0100

On Wed, 2004-07-07 at 00:15 +0200, Alexander Terekhov wrote:
> No other conclusion makes sense. If it were not the case, then 
> any program using the applications program interfaces (APIs) of an 
> operating system could be considered a derivative work of that 
> operating system.

Yes, that's right. That's why the glibc is LGPL and not GPL.

>                   And, under the exclusive right to prepare 
> derivative works, the copyright owner of an operating system such 
> as Microsoft Windows could control who was allowed to write 
> programs for that operating system.

More and more. Right now Microsoft is trying to prevent creation of
GPL'ed software on Windows toolkits...


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