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Re: Emacs contributions, C and Lisp

From: Richard Stallman
Subject: Re: Emacs contributions, C and Lisp
Date: Wed, 14 Jan 2015 14:43:58 -0500

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  > It has been a while since I last read through the FSF GPL FAQs on this, 
  > so maybe copyright has been weakened, but I thought that dynamic linking 
  > does not avoid the GPL.

Our position is that dynamic linking makes a combination covered by
the GPL -- provided the code _as distributed_ is designed for linking
the parts together.

Combinations that the user decides to make, which are not prearranged
by code that gets distributed, are not limited by the GPL.  This is
true regardless of how the parts get linked.

  > Could Emacs require plugins to state compliance with the GPL in order to 
  > be loaded, like GCC requires?

If Emacs supports plug-ins, it should definitely handle this as GCC does.

Dr Richard Stallman
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