what was the point?

Karsten M. Self kmself at ix.netcom.com
Sun Oct 21 03:18:49 UTC 2001

on Sat, Oct 20, 2001 at 08:11:08PM -0700, email at greglondon.com (email at greglondon.com) wrote:
> OK, so GPL says you can:

> What exactly was the point of making linking special?

Distributing non-GPLd works that link at runtime with GPLd works could
be construed as contributory infringement.

The intent, as I understand, is to increase the efficacy of the GPL to
encourage extension of the presense of free software.


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