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Re: GPL question

From: Alexander Terekhov
Subject: Re: GPL question
Date: Wed, 24 Oct 2007 12:29:40 +0200

David Kastrup wrote:
> writes:
> > On Oct 19, 9:47 am, "Alfred M. Szmidt" <> wrote:
> >
> >> The binary is also combined into one big blob when run,
> >
> > But not even by me. The user chooses to combine it. I don't. For all
> > I care, the user may choose to combine it with some other library,
> > which he may even write himself, with a compatible interface.
> If there is a library with compatible interface, you might be right.
> If there isn't, and if the only reasonable way in which the user can
> sensibly make any use of your code is to link with a particular
> library, the the user is acting as your agent when assembling the
> product, and you can't excuse yourself from responsibility.
> In a similar vein, you can't evade weapon laws by removing an
> essential, but standard part from guns and include instructions
> "please don't insert an M5x18mm screw into that and that place, or you
> might be liable of having assembled a fully functioning weapon".
> Or "don't fill in one pound of powdered sugar here and stir, or this
> will be an illegal exploding device".

ROFL. Hey dak, you know that your theory of user linking (when 
there is no "library with compatible interface") creating "acting as 
your agent" liability is utter nonsense and only totally lobotomized 
GNUtians take it seriously, don't you? Just curious.


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