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Re: [Help-gsl] GPL violation?

From: Leo Razoumov
Subject: Re: [Help-gsl] GPL violation?
Date: Fri, 11 Dec 2009 05:53:11 -0500

On 2009-12-10, benedicte jourdain <address@hidden> wrote:
> >
> > IANAL, but I think there are only three legal ways to use GPL licensed
> code
> >
> > (1) Do what ever you want but do *NOT* distribute the code at all
> > (2) License derivative work under GPL and distribute
> > (3) License your code under your favorite license, distribute (in
> > source form) without GPL code and let end-user to download GSL,
> > compile it, compile your code and link it all together. This is the
> > worst distribution method for the reasons that are quite obvious.
> >
>  IMHO, your method (3) is not correct at all. please have a look on last
> lines of GPL
>  I think copyright  include function names, algo details and even names of
> variables so, with GPL, you can NOT use them in a non GPL compatible source
> code.
>  But I want to say that the ideas (algo) are completely free.
>  a+
>  Marc Jourdain

Linux kernel is GPLv2. Yet there are many proprietary closed source
drivers that that link with it without license violations.

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