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

From: David Kastrup
Subject: Re: GPL licenced Java application using non GPL jars (libraries)
Date: Mon, 22 May 2006 19:10:52 +0200
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Alexander Terekhov <> writes:

> David Kastrup wrote:
>> Alexander Terekhov <> writes:
>> > John Hasler wrote:
>> > [...]
>> >> If the program is entirely of your authorship you can distribute it under
>> >> any terms you wish.  However, if you don't add exceptions no one will be
>> >> able to redistribute it.
>> >
>> > Sez GNUtian Hasler. Of course they can redistribute it. 17 USC 109, to
>> > begin with.
>> That concerns the transfer of particular acquired copies, not
>> distribution involving the creation of additional copies.
> Legally speaking, "distribution" doesn't involve creation of additional 
> copies at all. And 17 USC 109 is about particular copies "lawfully made", 
> not "acquired". All downloaded copies of publicly available GPL'd works
> are lawfully made.

As long as you have permission.  The GPL is such a permission, but it
comes with strings attached.

David Kastrup, Kriemhildstr. 15, 44793 Bochum

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