distributing GPL libreries

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

David Woolley
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