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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 14:35:42 +0200

David Kastrup wrote:
> Since glibc is not even particular to Linux, you can't claim it 
> being an extension/plugin/whatever that can't be used without the 
> kernel.

Do you already have futexes in hurd?

> > > Even if glibc happened to be linked into the kernel (which it
> > > isn't)
> >
> > What do you mean? That ring protection is the only boundary that the
> > GPL can't cross?
> Care for a somewhat less obtuse statement?

I mean system calls.

> only where the combined work becomes an inseparable whole that is
> beyond the scope of copyright law's aggregation clauses that the terms
> of the GPL demand that the combination as a whole is licenced under
> the GPL.



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