Linking restrictions and shared libraries

Rod Dixon, J.D., LL.M. rod at
Tue Mar 13 00:41:21 UTC 2001


I am saying the section 117(a)(1) allows dynamic linking when such linking
is done as an
essential step in the utilization of the computer program. I am also saying
that I do not read the GPL to restrict this privilege since it would narrow
the access to works by users, a result which would be at odds with the
principles of open source.


> I'm not clear about what you are saying; are you saying that you would
> beleive that the copyright act you quoted should allow you to link with a
> shared library without requiring permission from the author because its
> about the only thing you can do?

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