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Re: The worst that can happen to GPLed code

From: Lee Hollaar
Subject: Re: The worst that can happen to GPLed code
Date: Sat, 19 Jun 2004 18:06:26 +0000 (UTC)

In article <> writes:
>Lee Hollaar wrote:
>> [static linking] but the same is not true for dynamic linking
>> (no compilation is formed until after the distribution).
>   ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
>Red Hat, Inc. disagrees. 

Not necessarily.

>"Red Hat Linux itself is a collective work under U.S. Copyright Law."
>(the term ''compilation'' includes collective works)
>Note that "Red Hat Linux" is full of works NOT under the GPL.

They have collected a number of works and distribute them on a CD.
That's the collective work.

That says absolutely nothing about dynamic linking.

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