[linux-elitists] questions about GPL again

Greg KH greg at kroah.com
Fri Mar 9 06:59:07 PST 2012


On Fri, Mar 09, 2012 at 12:02:03PM +0100, Eugen Leitl wrote:
> 
> A senior guy from a rather well-known chemical abstracs service
> just made the claim that GPL is contagious even for dynamically linked
> code. Which I recall as not being correct.

What do you mean by "contagious"?  And which version of the GPL are you
referring to?

> Can somebody point me towards a definitive document or
> piece of writing by a lawyer which definitevely shows
> what the actual situation is?

The GPL itself is very easy to read, have you tried that?

greg k-h


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