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Re: license issue: calling a GPLv2 library

From: Alexander Terekhov
Subject: Re: license issue: calling a GPLv2 library
Date: Wed, 21 Jun 2006 15:04:15 +0200

David Kastrup wrote:
> The GPL does not demand _anything_ as long as you are not using
> _others'_ property licensed under the GPL.  And then _their_ property
> rights chip in, and they are perfectly allowed to give you license

Except that the GPL blatantly misstates the scope of property rights
under copyright. It pretends that both 17 USC 109 and 117 are simply
nonexistent (true in the GNU Republic). Then comes the issue of price 
fixing at predatory ("no charge") level of pooled IP in derivative 
and collective works.


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