From: kevin lyda (kevin at domain suberic.net)
Date: Thu 20 Jul 2000 - 18:02:04 IST
On Thu, Jul 20, 2000 at 05:31:42PM +0100, Mark Fallon wrote:
> Sorry if you are just using readline to parse command-line
> options and you do not make any changes to readline why do you
> have to release all of the source code for your app?
uh, that's the only way you can use readline. and since you're linking
it into the code, the other code must be released.
a lot of people rant that this is a good demo of the evil viral nature
of the gpl. other people might suggest that those people should go
write their own feckin' library under the license that makes them feel
all fuzzy and warm.
since i think people should be allowed to release their work on the
conditions they want i fall into the latter camp.
it should be noted that linux has a specific exception that says that
code using it's services is *not* linking to the gpl'ed code and therefore
doesn't fall under the gpl.
-- kevin at domain suberic.net "there's nothing wrong with windows 2000 that fork()'ed on 37058400 linux can't fix." -- va linux t-shirt meatspace place: work
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