Licenses and subterfuge

Arnoud Engelfriet galactus at
Thu Feb 26 10:33:35 UTC 2004

Alex Rousskov wrote:
> Of course, it would be foolish to provoke a law suite by attacking
> viral goals in software documentation. Documentation should focus on
> technical issues. For example, it would be foolish to write:

Absolutely right. Still, it could be problematic if there is only
a GPL-licensed library available to perform the functions you need.
In such a case you may be forced to have a similar library developed
to avoid having to link to such GPL-licensed software.


Arnoud Engelfriet, Dutch patent attorney - Speaking only for myself
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