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Re: Use of GPL'd code with proprietary programs

From: Rui Miguel Seabra
Subject: Re: Use of GPL'd code with proprietary programs
Date: Mon, 05 Jul 2004 20:37:24 +0100

On Mon, 2004-07-05 at 16:19 +0200, Alexander Terekhov wrote:
> Haakon Riiser wrote:
> [...]
> > If this is correct, I don't understand the point of the LGPL.
> It's a bluff.
> Copyright protects software as literary works (modulo AFC test). Things 
> like "in order to operate"/"shared memory"/"whole program" are entirely 
> irrelevant. Copyright law doesn't establish exclusive right to "combine" 
> works. Neither static nor dynamic linking constitute creation of a 
> derivative work. FSF's idiotic theory*** of derivative works is total 
> crap.

Your bullshit doesn't seem to hold up in court.

All cases decided to settle in favour of FSF's take on the matter
because of what? Maybe because they would win so they give up?

Your bullshit isn't backed by real life facts...


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