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Re: Can linux kernel claim it uses GPL v2?

From: Alfred M. Szmidt
Subject: Re: Can linux kernel claim it uses GPL v2?
Date: Sat, 7 Oct 2006 20:17:56 +0200 (CEST)

Yes.  Linux isn't the main kernel that GLIBC supports to begin with.

   Now what is difference between glibc not working w/o kernel and
   some GUI program not working w/o library.  FSF says kernel OK,
   program not.

The FSF has no say about Linux, add to that, Linux has a special
execption that explictly allows propietary modules to be used.

   I tried to point it out during OpenGl example, probably wrong way.
   There is an API (well documented) for library and there are two or
   more libraries using the API. One is GPL licensed and the rest
   not. The product doesnt have to be a GPL licensed.

If it uses the GPL licensed library, then it has to.

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