distributing GPL libreries

Matthew Flaschen matthew.flaschen at gatech.edu
Mon Jul 14 23:14:13 UTC 2008

Lawrence Rosen wrote:
> [LR:] Why should anyone want to discourage linking with non-GPL code? What
> does FSF's preference have to do with anything?

You can certainly understand why the FSF would wish to discourage this 
for their own code (http://www.gnu.org/copyleft/copyleft.html).  Others 
also have similar preferences.  You are correct that preferences aren't 
themselves binding, but many of them are in fact embodied in the license.

Matt Flaschen

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