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Re: GNU licenses

From: John Hasler
Subject: Re: GNU licenses
Date: Sun, 03 Sep 2006 07:46:03 -0500
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David Kastrup writes:
> You just can't use free software of the GPL variety for making non-free
> software.

To clarify, you can _use_ GPL software such as gcc as a tool to make
non-free software.  You cannot include GPL software in software that you
distribute under non-free terms.

This is really no different than buying and using a license for a
commercial non-free library: the copyright owner imposes conditions.
John Hasler
Dancing Horse Hill
Elmwood, WI USA

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