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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 22:43:31 +0200
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Alexander Terekhov <> writes:

> David Kastrup wrote:
> [...]
>> >> Linking is not aggregation.
>> >
>> > Static linking certainly is.
>> Only in Terekhov-Lala-land.
> I gather that by virtue of some truly exciting invention static 
> linking doesn't aggregate in the GNU Republic. I want the patent 
> rights, dak!

It is not mere aggregation and never was.  There is also address
resolution being done, which is the whole point of linking.  I'd
imagine you'd want the patent rights for that, as they would be worth
a _lot_ of money.  Unfortunately, there is plenty of prior art.

David Kastrup, Kriemhildstr. 15, 44793 Bochum

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