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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 13:55:02 +0200

David Kastrup wrote:
> glibc is not a derivative work of the Linux kernel, 

Sure. In spite of things like "#include <kernel-features.h>".

>                                                     and the Linux
> kernel is not a derivative work of glibc. 

Of course.
>                                           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?

>                                            this would only mean that
> the linked kernel as a whole would be covered by the GPL.

Well, you said that "the whole CD is a derivative work" and Moglen 
says that "the terms of the GPL and only the GPL" must cover the 
entire "work based on" [derivative work or whatever he might be
thinking of] whole you distribute. So, again, tell me please how 
does it work in the case of kernel + stuff.


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