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Re: GPL traitor !

From: Joerg Schilling
Subject: Re: GPL traitor !
Date: 15 May 2009 21:30:39 GMT

In article <p5lPl.53072$BX.42805@newsfe18.iad>,
Hyman Rosen  <> wrote:

>> If you create a work that _contains_ GPL code, you need to put the whole 
>> under 
>> GPL. If you however link a GPL project against any library that was 
>> independently developed, this library does not need to be under GPL as the 
>> GPL
>> is _intentionally_ open for this case.
>This is false; if you link statically with a GPLed library, the work
>as a whole must be distributed under the GPL. If you link dynamically

Are you intentionally missunderstanding me?

I am talking about a GPL work that uses non-GPL libs.

Using GPL libs from non-GPL code is at least problematic and this is one reason 
why libcdio most likely cannot be used from GNOME via GTsreamer.... Sun did 
remove it, what are Linux distros doing?

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