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From: "Harald van Dijk" <truedfx@g.o>
To: gentoo-dev@g.o
Subject: [gentoo-dev] Re: Watch out for license changes to GPL-3.
Date: Fri, 13 Jul 2007 05:07:45
1 > >Correct, it does, just like it permits C applications with
2 > >GPL-incompatible licenses to link with GPL libraries, so long as this
3 > >linking is done by the end user and the application is not distributed
4 > >in its linked form. See for example the NVidia kernel module, or for a
5 > >somewhat different but similar example, cdrtools.
6 >
7 > Not true:
8 >
9 > cdrecord and "all-1" programs in cdrtrools are 100% CDDL.
10 >
11 > mkisofs is a GPL project that links to non-GPL libraries.
12 > This is something that is no problem with the GPLv2 as long as the
13 > libraries are not derived from or written for GPL code.
14 >
15 > As the libraries mkisofs links with are older than mkisofs or at
16 > least written independently and usage neutral, there is no problem
17 > even with binaray redistribution of mkisofs.
21 Neither the FSF nor you hold the copyright to mkisofs, but still, I'll
22 take the FSF's own interpretation over yours. If others believe you're
23 right, that's their choice.
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Re: [gentoo-dev] Re: Watch out for license changes to GPL-3. "Harald van Dijk" <truedfx@g.o>