[jdom-interest] Imcompatibility with GPL

Tatu Saloranta cowtowncoder at yahoo.com
Sat Sep 30 23:33:36 PDT 2006

--- Michael Kay <mike at saxonica.com> wrote:
> "It has always been the FSF's position that
> dynamically linking applications
> to libraries creates a single work derived from both
> the library code and
> the application code."
> Would that apply to calling a library remotely via
> SOAP or REST or via an
> exec() call as well? I still haven't a clue what
> they mean by linking. I

As I recall, FSF was concerned about possible
"loophole", of offering services that were based on
GPL licensed code, to work around restrictions GPL
imposes on source code. I take that to imply that they
too consider it would be a stretch to consider such
access linking. I can see that being a concern, given
GNU goals.

But hey, what do I know: I am just idly speculating on
a product-related mailing list, instead of discussing
this serious matter with the real experts on more
focused discussion forums,

-+ Tatu +-

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