How To Break The GPL

John Cowan cowan at
Sun Mar 5 04:23:19 UTC 2000

David Johnson scripsit:

> If everything that *works* with some piece of code is derived from that code,
> then everything in my current OS distribution is ultimately derived from
> Linux and Glibc!

Glibc is deliberately not under the GPL, so the issue doesn't arise.
The Linux kernel is under the GPL, but by a special exception, applications
running under the kernel are not treated as derivatives of the kernel.

John Cowan                                   cowan at
       I am a member of a civilization. --David Brin

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