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Re: GPL question

From: Alexander Terekhov
Subject: Re: GPL question
Date: Tue, 15 Mar 2005 23:57:40 +0100

"Nicholas R. Markham" wrote:
> A FAQ at
> Q: If a library is released under the GPL (not the LGPL), does that mean
> that any program which uses it has to be under the GPL?
> A: Yes, because the program as it is actually run includes the library.

The "program" as it is actually run "includes" not only "the library" 
but also machine language implementation (microcode, etc.), firmware 
stuff, a lot of interesting stuff used to produce electricity at nearby 
power station, and so forth.

To put it simple, the FSF's FAQ is nothing but an idiot test. 

"A: Yes" above gives you 100 percent rating.


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