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Re: [Fwd: [Cvsnt] cvs + M$ Integration with VS IDE]

From: Laine Stump
Subject: Re: [Fwd: [Cvsnt] cvs + M$ Integration with VS IDE]
Date: 13 Oct 2000 18:52:08 -0400
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Tony Hoyle <address@hidden> writes:

> The site seems to be down ATM.  He can't distribute source because he
> has signed a Microsoft NDA.
> A way around this would be for his program to execute the real
> cvs.exe, and communicate with it through pipes.  I believe that
> would remove the violation, since CVS would then be a separate
> process.

The way you previously explained it, he was calling a GPL'ed DLL -
that's the same (in the eyes of the GPL) as executing a separate
binary. He's not violating the GPL unless his program links in GPL'ed
code *at compile time*; runtime is okay. (Of course he should check
this out with a lawyer to be sure, but that's the way I've always
understood it.)

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