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Re: [ROFL] GCC's GPLv3 "Updated License Exception"

From: Hyman Rosen
Subject: Re: [ROFL] GCC's GPLv3 "Updated License Exception"
Date: Sat, 31 Jan 2009 18:48:15 -0500
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Barry Margolin wrote:
I believe the choice of library to incorporate is an "original work of authorship". Linking a set of object files and libraries is analogous to creating an anthology in traditional literature.

You're never going to convince a court of that - the source which
makes calls to the library is an original work of authorship but
compilation is a purely mechanical act. The FSF is also talking
about the runtime libraries which come with compiler, which no one
makes a choice to use.

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