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Re: Problem with GPLv3 FAQ about linking with Visual C++

From: Alexander Terekhov
Subject: Re: Problem with GPLv3 FAQ about linking with Visual C++
Date: Tue, 02 Feb 2010 17:42:09 +0100

Hyman Rosen wrote:
> "Mere aggregation" is exactly that, aggregation on a storage
> medium for convenience of distribution rather than to form an
> integrated whole. 


Aha, so it's a question of a subtle difference as in

"1. Constituting or amounting to a whole; total: aggregate sales in that
2. Botany Crowded or massed into a dense cluster.
3. Composed of a mixture of minerals separable by mechanical means.
1. A total considered with reference to its constituent parts; a gross
amount: "An empire is the aggregate of many states under one common
head" (Edmund Burke).
2. The mineral materials, such as sand or stone, used in making
v. (-gt) ag·gre·gat·ed, ag·gre·gat·ing, ag·gre·gates
1. To gather into a mass, sum, or whole.
2. To amount to; total.
To come together or collect in a mass or whole: "Some
[bacteria]aggregate so closely as to mimic a multicellular organism"
(Gina Kolata).
in the aggregate
Taken into account as a whole: Unit sales for December amounted in the
aggregate to 100,000.

[Middle English aggregat, from Latin aggregtus, past participle of
aggregre, to add to : ad-, ad- + gregre, to collect (from grex, greg-,
flock; see ger- in Indo-European roots).]"


"1. To make into a whole by bringing all parts together; unify.
a. To join with something else; unite.
b. To make part of a larger unit: integrated the new procedures into the
work routine.
a. To open to people of all races or ethnic groups without restriction;
b. To admit (a racial or ethnic group) to equal membership in an
institution or society. 
4. Mathematics 
a. To calculate the integral of.
b. To perform integration on.
5. Psychology To bring about the integration of (personality traits).
To become integrated or undergo integration.

[From Middle English, intact, from Latin integrtus, past participle of
integrre, to make whole, from integer, complete; see tag- in
Indo-European roots.]"


Care to elaborate Hyman?



(GNG is a derecursive recursive derecursion which pwns GNU since it can 
be infinitely looped as GNGNGNGNG...NGNGNG... and can be said backwards 
too, whereas GNU cannot.)

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