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Re: GPL question

From: John Hasler
Subject: Re: GPL question
Date: Wed, 10 Oct 2007 20:10:06 -0500
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Mike Cox writes:
> (1) Can I dynamically link my application with free libraries already
> present on the target system, even if they're GPL'ed?  (specifically,
> libbfd, part of binutils, I believe; and gdbm)

Not without first consulting a good copyright lawyer experienced in Free
Software law.  The FSF says that what you propose to do would infringe
their copyrights.  Perhaps you could be a teat case.

> (2) If a required GPL library is missing on the user's system, can I
> include a copy of this library in my software distribution?

See above.
John Hasler
Dancing Horse Hill
Elmwood, WI USA

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