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Re: The worst that can happen to GPLed code

From: Alexander Terekhov
Subject: Re: The worst that can happen to GPLed code
Date: Mon, 21 Jun 2004 10:14:26 +0200

Lee Hollaar wrote:
> But it is a little hard to see how a distributing a program that is
> not combined with its library routines until it is actually run

I'm talking about the case when you distribute all components needed to 
run the whole thing. Kernel including.

> (which is what dynamic linking is) is the same with respect to
> compliations as linking the program with the library routines and
> then distributing the combination.

In both cases it's a combination (a collective work). In the case of 
static linking you just have components tied together in a bit stronger 
way than a bunch of Java class files inside a JAR (MS .Net assemblies
aside for a moment), for example. 


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