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Re: GPL question

From: mike3
Subject: Re: GPL question
Date: Thu, 11 Oct 2007 00:25:56 -0700
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On Oct 10, 7:10 pm, John Hasler <> wrote:
> 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.

And of course they'd probably never grant permission or alternative
licenses to do it since that would go against the principle of freedom
for all, right?

> > (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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