OT: Two ways Microsoft sabotages Linux desktop adoption
henryhartley at westat.com
Wed Feb 15 17:16:38 UTC 2006
On Wed, Feb 15, 2006 11:35 AM Ralf Corsepius said:
>> On Wed, 2006-02-15 at 10:25 -0600, Les Mikesell wrote:
>> > On Wed, 2006-02-15 at 10:14, Ralf Corsepius wrote:
>> > > >
>> > > > Please show us *where* in the GPL/LGPL are the words "static
>> > > > and "Dynamic linking" used?
>> > > Nowhere, but it's how the FSF interprets the LGPL/GPL and how
>> > > have interpreted it, when sentencing SW vendors trying to use
>> > > in closed source projects.
>> > Court decision please? I wasn't aware that any GPL case had been
>> > settled in court.
>> Here we go: http://www.jbb.de/html/?page=news&id=32
There's nothing in that case dealing with static vs. dynamic linking.
The defendant in the case was in trouble for distributing object code
without making available the source code to netfilter/iptables and for
failing to properly attribute that code. It has nothing whatsoever, as
far as I can see, to do with his own code.
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