distributing GPL libreries
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Tue Jul 15 06:53:15 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?
For a start the FSF's preference is relevant because they are an example
of someone who wants to discourage the use of their code in programs
which are not "free" by their definitions. Basically it's about not
benefitting from the library unless you allow people to benefit from
your program in the same way.
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RFC1855 says there should be an address here, but, in a world of spam,
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