what does constitute "linking"?
janez.pers at fe.uni-lj.si
Fri Jun 19 17:09:29 CEST 2009
Bradley M. Kuhn wrote:
> My advice to Janez is to get a lawyer who specializes in
> software copyright and FLOSS and ask them this question. Asking a list
> like this will give you a bunch of information, none of which will help
> you analyze the legal risk of what you seek to do, since it won't be
> legal advice.
> I'm often amazed at the trouble and effort people go to when seeking the
> legal boundaries of copyright derivative works. I suspect that more
> energy is expended sometimes on that consideration than is on the
> proprietary code itself that might take advantage of the edges, if such
> edges can even be determined.
You misunderstood my intentions - seeing that that route COULD be
a problem is enough for me. In absence of clear "yes, you can do this,
the license allows this, but we don't like it nevertheless" I have no
intentions of pushing this thing any further.
And, as I explained, the idea of "socketizing" the libraries comes
from different need, the only thing that changes for me now is that
I will let GPLed libraries out of this and everybody will be happy.
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