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Re: using GPL api to be used in a properietary software

From: Alexander Terekhov
Subject: Re: using GPL api to be used in a properietary software
Date: Thu, 17 Mar 2005 10:12:33 +0100

Isaac wrote:

[... IPC ...]

> I don't think that makes a lot of sense from a copyright law 
> standpoint.

It makes as much sense as this silliness:

[begin textual copying]

July 27, 2004 GPL Compliance for Software Developers Legal notes 

Legal notes

Static linking creates a derivative work through textual copying

Most dynamic linking cases involve distributing the library

Still a derivative work:

Dynamic linking

Distributing only the executable (testtriangle)

Still a derivative work:

Distributing the source code of software which links to a library

when that library is the only software to provide that interface

Copyright © 2004, Free Software Foundation. Verbatim copying 
permitted provided this notice is preserved. 

[end textual copying]

Tough law they have over there in the GNU Republic, so to speak.


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