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Re: softwarecombinations paper again Re: LGPL vs. GPL

From: Alfred M. Szmidt
Subject: Re: softwarecombinations paper again Re: LGPL vs. GPL
Date: Sat, 09 Aug 2008 04:56:24 -0400

   > But if you use code that is copyrighted, say by linking or
   > otherwise

   Writing a plug-in for the GIMP does not do anything prohibited by
   copyright. Even if you include header files and such, that comes
   under "there's just one way to do it", which makes it OK. So you
   don't need permission and you don't need to distribute it under any
   particular license.

If the program depends on the other program in some manner, then yes
you do.

   Some GPL theorists would like it if making a program
   that inter-operates at the code level with another
   program would entangle its source in the copyrights
   of that program, but in fact that does not happen.

Ofcourse it does happen.

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