Fw: Query about GNU-GPL

Alfred M. Szmidt ams at kemisten.nu
Wed Mar 23 08:16:00 UTC 2005

   >    Including code from non-free libraries will make your package
   >    non-free.
   > Not true.  The result would be illegal, not non-free.  For it to
   > be legal the whole work has to be licensed under the GNU GPL.

   And what you've just said is completely untrue 

,----[ The GNU General Public License - Section 2 ]
| b. You must cause any work that you distribute or publish, that
|    in whole or in part contains or is derived from the Program
|    or any part thereof, to be licensed as a whole at no charge
|    to all third parties under the terms of this License.
    Despite what the GPL FAQ may say,

Frankly, I trust the GPL FAQ--which is based on answers from
lawyers--more then I trust what your opinion on the matter is.

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