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Re: GPL licenced Java application using non GPL jars (libraries)

From: Alfred M. Szmidt
Subject: Re: GPL licenced Java application using non GPL jars (libraries)
Date: Mon, 22 May 2006 14:01:46 +0200 (CEST)

   Hey Ben, feel free to "mere aggregate" and distribute your non-
   derivative (under copyright law, not GNU copyleft FAQ silliness)
   GPL'd code with whatever you want.

Ben, as suggested, do not even bother reading what Alexander has to
say.  The GPL FAQ was written with the help by lawyers, where as
Alexander doesn't even have a basic understanding of law.  If you need
real legal advise, please talk to a lawyer; otherwise simply read the
GNU GPL and see if you are breaking any of the terms, it is quite easy
to check if you do violate any terms of the license or if you are in

   But once again: beware of eventual copyright impotence (penalty for
   copyright misuse) though. Your GPL'd code may well end up in quasi
   public domain. Apart from antitrust, see

As Rui Miguel Silva Seabra pointed out, Alexander likes to quote
himself as if it makes his wrong advice more correct.

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