distributing GPL libreries

David Woolley forums at david-woolley.me.uk
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.

David Woolley
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