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Re: license issue: calling a GPLv2 library

From: David Kastrup
Subject: Re: license issue: calling a GPLv2 library
Date: Wed, 21 Jun 2006 15:24:20 +0200
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Alexander Terekhov <> writes:

> 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.

You are babbling.  This sort of babbling constitutes so little in way
of a coherent argument that it has already been thrown out of court
(remember Wallace?) in spite of your gleeful appreciation of it.

David Kastrup, Kriemhildstr. 15, 44793 Bochum

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