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Re: GPL traitor !

From: Joerg Schilling
Subject: Re: GPL traitor !
Date: 20 May 2009 20:01:10 GMT

In article <heZQl.39717$0S.15462@newsfe22.iad>,
Hyman Rosen  <> wrote:
>Joerg Schilling wrote:
>> A GPL progam that links against an independent library onvioously does not
>> form a "single work" together with the lib. The lib is just used by the 
>> program 
>> and this is a permitted usage.
>No. A program statically linked with a GPLed library forms a single
>work together with that library, and the whole must be distributed
>under the GPL. If some web site is implying otherwise to you, either
>that web site or you or both are incorrect.

Lawrence Rosen and Eben Moglen both agree on that there is no difference
between dynamic and static linking. Does this mean you would call them
"Laymen" because you know "better" then them?

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