hypothetical(?) GPL problem

Marc Eberhard m.a.eberhard at aston.ac.uk
Mon Jun 25 09:58:13 UTC 2001

Hi Frank!

On Sat, Jun 23, 2001 at 12:38:21AM +0200, Frank Heckenbach wrote:
> > Thus a program can become free by more
> > and more free parts in it. It's a matter of time. Each piece of free
> > software in a closed source program is one secret less, they have in their
> > safes.
> As long as they can't make secret changes in those pieces (LGPL
> prevent this, as any changes to the library itself must be
> distributed with source when distributing a binary based on the
> library).

Dynamic libraries should also be quite efficient from a practical point of
view. If the program uses a "standard" shared lib on the system, it is
impossible to modify the free library, at least impossible for the evil
closed source software company.


email: marc at greenie.net
email: m.a.eberhard at aston.ac.uk, web: http://www.aston.ac.uk/~eberhama/

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