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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: Tue, 06 Jul 2004 22:31:49 +0100

On Tue, 2004-07-06 at 23:12 +0200, Alexander Terekhov wrote:
> Barak Zalstein wrote:
> [... snip unfounded FSF's claims ...]
> > 12 Does the CPL allow me to take the Source Code ...
> What don't you understand? Linking != taking code. You're not applying 
> the terms of other license(s) when you just link something together. 

Do you know anything about computers?

Does the work actually works just the same without the linked part?

If it doesn't, then it's no longer one work but two works combined into
a work which is the direct derivate of both works.

So you have to respect both licenses. So if one has restrictions the
like of the GNU GPL (to assure freedom for all users) you have to give
those same freedoms to all users on the derivate work.

If the licenses are incompatible, IE if the derivate work can't provide
GPL's conditions, then they can't be combined in that way since it will
be a copyright violation of the original GPL'ed work.


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