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Re: [ba-ohs-talk] More bad news about the GPL License: Fwd: [Gxl] GCC Licencing and XML extracts

To quote http://www.fsf.org/licenses/why-not-lgpl.html
"The GNU Project has two principal licenses to use for 
libraries.  One is the GNU Library GPL; the other is 
the ordinary GNU GPL.  The choice of license makes a 
big difference: using the Library GPL permits use
of the library in proprietary programs; using the 
ordinary GPL for a library makes it available only for 
free programs."
They then go on to call for more GPL non-library 
licenses to give advantages ONLY to GPL software...    (01)

"Complex data structures", I believe, refers to the 
ability to know all about and manipulate the data 
separately without any absolute reliance on the GPL'd 
or proprietary software.    (02)

As for non-GPL software that runs on GPL'd Linux; most 
of the libraries are under the LGPL, allowing people 
to link to them without the requirement for them to be 
GPL...    (03)

Hope that makes it clear,
David    (04)

3/1/2002 6:38:42 AM, Jack Park 
<jackpark@thinkalong.com> wrote:    (05)

>I think the plot keeps getting thicker: if my read is
>correct (jump in and correct me if I am wrong), 
>connecting to GPL software through a socket means
>your software must be GPL'd as well. A snipped from
>the Stallman quote is "but not when they exchange
>complex data structures."
>What is a "complex data structure?"
>I wonder if that means that any software that runs on
>the GPL'd Linux must be GPL'd as well.
>Any thoughts?
>Jack    (06)