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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: Wed, 03 Feb 2010 17:22:18 +0100

Hyman Rosen wrote:
> On 2/3/2010 11:01 AM, Alexander Terekhov wrote:
> > (Section 1 and 3 in the GPLv2).
> Section 1 grants permission for verbatim copies.
> A combined work incorporating another work is not a
> verbatim copy of that work. So Section 1 is inapplicable.

The material is copied verbatim you idiot. Pursuant to Section 1 or
Section 2 depending on form (source/binary). That copied material fixed
on a medium IS A VERBATIM COPY no matter whether it's aggregated in a
collective work or not.

Go ask Red Hat legal, silly.

> Section 3 grants permission to copy and distribute the
> licensed work in executable form, either the work itself
> or a work based on the program. A statically linked work
> containing the program is not the program, so the latter

Go to doctor Hyman.

> permission is needed. That permission is granted only if
> the work as a whole is licensed under the GPL.
> Unsurprisingly, the GPL works here exactly as intended.
> >  And 'mere aggregation' clause
> Your continued deliberate misreading of a clear term is
> invalid, as it always has been.

Take your meds.


(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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