GPL and closed source

Dale netxe456 at
Mon Jun 6 06:40:42 UTC 2011

ok so what about the 'shim' scenario :

GPL code <----> non-GPL but (GPL compatible) open source library <---->
closed source dll

look ok?

On Sat, Jun 4, 2011 at 11:57 PM, John Cowan <cowan at> wrote:

> David Woolley scripsit:
> > Where derived works come in is that, if it should be ruled that the
> > complete program is not a derived work of X's work, and you accept the
> > bare copyright theory, then the clause in the GPL requiring the whole
> > program to be distributed on the GPL terms is void.
> In that case, however, it might be that you can't distribute the GPLed
> work at all.
> --
> John Cowan  cowan at
> If I have seen farther than others, it is because I am surrounded by
> dwarves.
>        --Murray Gell-Mann
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