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Re: Use of GPL'd code with proprietary programs

From: Alexander Terekhov
Subject: Re: Use of GPL'd code with proprietary programs
Date: Wed, 07 Jul 2004 00:41:35 +0200

Rui Miguel Seabra wrote:
> On Wed, 2004-07-07 at 00:15 +0200, Alexander Terekhov wrote:
> > No other conclusion makes sense. If it were not the case, then
> > any program using the applications program interfaces (APIs) of an
> > operating system could be considered a derivative work of that
> > operating system.
> Yes, that's right. That's why the glibc is LGPL and not GPL.

> >                   And, under the exclusive right to prepare
> > derivative works, the copyright owner of an operating system such
> > as Microsoft Windows could control who was allowed to write
> > programs for that operating system.
> More and more. Right now Microsoft is trying to prevent creation of
> GPL'ed software on Windows toolkits...


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