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Re: Can linux kernel claim it uses GPL v2?

From: Alexander Terekhov
Subject: Re: Can linux kernel claim it uses GPL v2?
Date: Sat, 07 Oct 2006 21:11:49 +0200

David Kastrup wrote:
> > 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, ...



We paid the FSF to have them provide us these answers. So these answers
are verified correct by people like FSF lawyer and law professor Eben

Question: Can someone for example distribute

1. GStreamer, the LGPL library
2. Totem, a GPL playback application
3. The binary-only Sorenson decoder

together in one distribution/operating system ?

If not, what needs to be changed to make this possible ?

Answer: This would be a problem, because the GStreamer and Totem
licenses would forbid it. In order to link GStreamer to Totem, you
need to use section 3 of the LGPL to convert GStreamer to GPL.



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