GPL and closed source

Mahesh T. Pai paivakil at
Mon Jun 6 15:47:05 UTC 2011

David Woolley said on Mon, Jun 06, 2011 at 08:13:24AM +0100,:

 > No. If you really want to do this, the accepted way is to create two
 > programs that communicate by a documented message passing protocol
 > (TCP or pipes are typically used, and command line options can be
 > part of the calling interface.)

So, how  exacly would a judge interpret an API? 

 > Generally, trying to find loopholes in the GPL is not looked on
 > kindly by the open source community.

Mahesh T. Pai   ||
A: Because it fouls the order in which people normally read text.
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