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Re: Using non-GPL libraries in a GPL program

From: Dave Crossland
Subject: Re: Using non-GPL libraries in a GPL program
Date: Wed, 28 May 2008 10:25:32 +0100

2008/5/28 Alfred M. Szmidt <>:
>   > >                           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.
> He does get his info directly from lawyers; and this cannot be said
> for Terekhov. So it is foolish to forget what RMS says just because he
> doesn't have a degree in law.

This is true of Stallman's written works, but I would be very wary of
putting any trust in something from a transcription of an audio
recording of a spoken comment made in a Q&A session after a speech.


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