How To Break The GPL

David Johnson arandir at
Sat Mar 4 05:27:22 UTC 2000

On Fri, 03 Mar 2000, Schilling, Richard wrote:
> Generally, if the program Alice writes for Bob references *anything* in the
> GPLed library, Bob's program could be considered a deriverative work.  If
> the program Alice write does not reference anything in the GPLed library,
> there is no point in linking to it in the first place.  

In terms of programming and computerese, you might possibly have a point, but
the definition of "derivative" is according to copyright law. If references
made something a derivative, then half the internet would be suing the other

David Johnson...

More information about the License-discuss mailing list