Spotting GPL violations

Jeroen Dekkers jeroen at
Sun Dec 12 12:30:49 UTC 2004

At Sun, 12 Dec 2004 12:03:07 +0000,
Philip Webster wrote:
> I was under the impression that any code which links directly to a GPL'd 
> library is essentially using part of a GPL-licensed work in the form of 
> the method names it is calling, and as such by directly linking, becomes 
> in itself a 'derivative work' which must be GPL licensed in order to be 
> legally distributed.

That's indeed right. The problem is that I can't really make that up
from the homepage. But if this is what the software does, then it is a
GPL violation.

Jeroen Dekkers

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