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

From: Hyman Rosen
Subject: Re: Problem with GPLv3 FAQ about linking with Visual C++
Date: Tue, 02 Feb 2010 11:55:45 -0500
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On 2/2/2010 11:42 AM, Alexander Terekhov wrote:
Aha, so it's a question of a subtle difference

No, it's not subtle at all. GPLv3 puts it in more concrete legalspeak:
    A compilation of a covered work with other separate and independent
    works, which are not by their nature extensions of the covered work,
    and which are not combined with it such as to form a larger program,
    in or on a volume of a storage or distribution medium, is called an
    “aggregate” if the compilation and its resulting copyright are not
    used to limit the access or legal rights of the compilation's users
    beyond what the individual works permit. Inclusion of a covered work
    in an aggregate does not cause this License to apply to the other
    parts of the aggregate.

This is just a more elaborate way of saying that tossing GPLed
stuff onto a DVD along with other stuff doesn't require that the
other stuff be bound by the GPL. It has absolutely nothing to do
with linked programs, no matter how much you might wish it to.

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