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Re: Using non-GPL libraries in a GPL program

From: Alexander Terekhov
Subject: Re: Using non-GPL libraries in a GPL program
Date: Mon, 26 May 2008 20:40:56 +0200

John Hasler wrote:
>                           The terms of the MIT license are a subset of the
> terms of the GPL so by complying with the latter you are complying with the
> former.

Okay, once again for mentally challenged: Complying with the latter
under GNUtian viral "work based on" theory requires "relicensing" (see of
MIT-licensed material such that "Each time you convey a covered work,
the recipient automatically receives a license from the original
licensors" and that "You must license the entire work, as a whole, under
this License to anyone who comes into possession of a copy." That's only
possible if MIT-licensed material is actually dual licensed BY ORIGINAL
MIT LICENSORS under MIT and GPL. (Note that such compliance is
absolutely impossible in the case of public domain material because
public domain material can not be copyright licensed by definition. Ha


(GNG is a derecursive recursive derecursion which pwns GNU since it can
be infinitely looped as GNGNGNGNG...NGNGNG... and can be said backwards
too, whereas GNU cannot.)

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