>Blake White scripsit:
<br>>> Let's say I use the GPL with the Classpath exception to distribute
<br>>> a library I wrote. Suppose someone modifies the library, never releases
<br>>> the library directly, but links it into an executable and releases
<br>>> that executable under a closed license.
<br>>They can't do that. The Classpath exception allows the distribution of
<br>>"this library" as part of a proprietary program. It does *not* allow
<br>>"a modified form of this library" to be so distributed. Any modifications
<br>>can only be on the terms of the GPL.
<br>(forgot to reply all)
<br>But the Classpath library says that "If you modify this library, you may extend this exception to your version of the library, but you are not obligated to do so."
<br>So by that line, if I'm a third party and I modify the library, can't I extend the exception to my modified library, effectively making "this library" now mean the modified version?