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

From: Tony Hoyle
Subject: Re: [Fwd: [Cvsnt] cvs + M$ Integration with VS IDE]
Date: Sat, 14 Oct 2000 13:59:39 +0100

Laine Stump wrote:
> 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.)

No...  DLLs are linked at compile time, just like unix .so files.  They
merely loaded dynamically.

>From the GPL:

This General Public License does not permit incorporating your program
proprietary programs.  If your program is a subroutine library, you may
consider it more useful to permit linking proprietary applications with
library.  If this is what you want to do, use the GNU Library General
Public License instead of this License.


If you cannot distribute so as to satisfy simultaneously your
obligations under this
License and any other pertinent obligations, then as a consequence you
may not distribute the Program at all


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