distributing GPL libreries
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Mon Jul 14 21:28:04 UTC 2008
Kai-Uwe Behrmann wrote:
> We had recently a discussion about distributing GPL licensed libraries.
> My point of view is that, this would put any GPL incompatible code at risc
> for violating the GPL on such a system.
> Is this true?
The reason that one would distribute GPL libraries is that one does want
to discourage linking with non-GPLed code. I believe that the FSF
prefers libraries to be GPL for this reason, but makes a dispensation
for certain libraries.
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