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Re: [Help-gsl] Is linking to the GSL library considered a derivative wor

From: Jay Jay Billings
Subject: Re: [Help-gsl] Is linking to the GSL library considered a derivative work?
Date: Tue, 31 Jan 2012 13:02:23 -0500


>From what I have read on the internet (which is oh so trustworthy), your
product would be a derivative work if the GSL libraries were statically
linked to it. However, if they are dynamically linked, it is not a
derivative work. The distinction is important because in once case source
code is being modified whereas in the other objects are just being shared.


On Tue, Jan 31, 2012 at 12:17 PM, Carl Boettiger <address@hidden> wrote:

> Hello,
> I have developed software which I would like to release under the more
> permissive BSD license that links against the GSL libraries. As I am not
> modifying or distributing the GSL source code, I am under the impression
> that this is acceptable under the terms of GSL's GPLv3 license (i.e. I
> don't have to make my code GSL).  Is this correct?  Or does merely linking
> a GSL function make all my code GPL?
> Thanks,
> Carl
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> Carl Boettiger
> UC Davis
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