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Re: loading proprietary code from GPL

From: Tim Smith
Subject: Re: loading proprietary code from GPL
Date: Wed, 01 Apr 2009 12:39:31 -0700
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In article <>,
 John Hasler <> wrote:

> noamtm writes:
> > Does the GPL (v2) allow a GPL'd program to dynamically load and execute
> > proprietary code?
> What does the program do if the proprietary code is not available?  What
> does the proprietary code do if the program is not available?  Is the
> program able to load and execute more than just the one piece of
> proprietary code?  Is there any other program that can load and execute the
> proprietary code?  Was the proprietary code written for this specific
> purpose?

What do any of those questions have to do with copyright law?

--Tim Smith

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