Linking restrictions and shared libraries

David Johnson david at
Mon Mar 12 19:58:02 UTC 2001

On Tuesday March 13 2001 12:35 am, Rod Dixon, J.D., LL.M. wrote:

> Whether the library is intended to be shared should be readily resolved if
> its distributed under the GNU GPL or LGPL, so there is no issue there, and
> section 117(a)(1) should apply. 

This would seem to presuppose that the GPL disallows dynamic linkage :-)

It's taking a huge leap of faith that to argue since RMS intends one thing, 
that all authors of GPL works intend the same thing.

David Johnson

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