What is Copyleft?

Dave J Woolley david.woolley at bts.co.uk
Fri Feb 23 20:48:26 UTC 2001

> From:	Ian Lance Taylor [SMTP:ian at airs.com]
> So, since glibc is available as a dynamic library, most uses of glibc
> do not conflict with the LGPL.  The only way to conflict would be link
> against the static version of glibc and distribute the resulting
> binary without distributing the unlinked objects.
	But the whole point of this thread is that the FSF
	consider running ld against dynamic libraries to 
	create a derivative work, even though the bulk of
	the library is only accessed at run time.

	Moreover, if that ld step didn't create a derivative
	work, the unlinked object code would represent
a "work that uses the Library", and clause 6(b) would never apply.
The existence of clause 6(b) implies that the intention was that executables
that are dynamically linked should still be subject to the first paragraph
section 6.


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