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Re: Can linux kernel claim it uses GPL v2?

From: David Kastrup
Subject: Re: Can linux kernel claim it uses GPL v2?
Date: Sat, 07 Oct 2006 18:50:27 +0200
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Alexander Terekhov <> writes:

> wrote:
> [...]
>> what about the case I am interested, linking GPL liensed dynamic 
>> library to program. What now?
>> Do you know at least one court case of this? 
> I don't. I also don't know of "at least" one case regarding black 
> being not white. So what?

There is no money to be made with such a case, which seems to make a

> Hey, if someone makes utterly idiotic claims, why don't you simply
> suggest to that idiot to prove it in court of law? The glibc is
> *your* defence.

It is not even licensed under the GPL, so it would be hard to see how
it could be used as a defense in a GPL case.

David Kastrup, Kriemhildstr. 15, 44793 Bochum

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