is it a GPL violation or not ?

Simo Sorce simo.sorce at
Sat Aug 24 00:10:18 UTC 2002

On Sat, 2002-08-24 at 01:19, Jerome Alet wrote:
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This is NOT a GPL compatible license, however if they do not distribute
the program with your library and the GPL Library is not necessary to
run the program then it is not a GPL violation if a user compile by
itself the program and link the library and do not distribute the whole

IMHO, IANAL, etc...


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