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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: Tue, 27 May 2008 12:44:29 +0200

Dave Crossland wrote:
> On May 26, 7:40 pm, Alexander Terekhov <> wrote:
> > 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
> Forget what Stallman might _say_ - he is no a lawyer.

Please visit

Stallman replied to the latter message of mine (he cc'd it to 
openbsd-misc but it arrived there after they've banned him and so it 
didn't show up in archives):

from Richard Stallman <>
to Alexander Terekhov <>

date Tue, Jan 8, 2008 at 9:07 PM
subject Re: Real men don't attack straw men

   This may be *your* "usual interpretation of the revised BSD license"

Eben Moglen says that it is nearly universal among lawyers.
As this is a legal issue, I have confidence in him.

My reply to his message about having confidence in Eben Moglen:



(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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