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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: Thu, 04 Feb 2010 10:52:45 -0500
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On 2/3/2010 6:27 PM, Alexander Terekhov wrote:
According to Hyman, only collective works "bound" in Hyman Region do not
fall under the GPL with the rest falling under the GPL!!!

You continue to misunderstand. It is copyright law which
defines when permission is needed to incorporate a work
into a collection. Under copyright law, a computer program
cannot be copied onto a storage medium and distributed
without permission from its rights holder, regardless of
whether it is copied alone or with other programs. If the
rights holder wishes to offer broader permission than what
copyright allows, that is his prerogative, and that is what
the GPL does. Then if the FSF wish to distinguish the
permissions granted based on the nature of the copying,
that is their prerogative.

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