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Re: how much is too much?

From: Alexander Terekhov
Subject: Re: how much is too much?
Date: Wed, 01 Jun 2005 11:03:23 +0200

Isaac wrote:
> Your not using your imagination.  17 USC 117 allows such copying or
> adapting as is essential to run the software.  IMO that would allow
> compiling, installing, and linking to a library presuming that you
> owned a legal copy of the source code of the library.

My point is that linking is irrelevant (the copyright law, not GNU
copyleft silliness, doesn't establish exclusive right to link). As 
for compiling, installing, and loading/executing, I agree (you 
don't need any license for that thanks to 17 USC 117). 


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