Subject: Re: Initial Developer's Public License
From: Alexander Terekhov <>
Date: Fri, 13 Feb 2004 20:14:07 +0100

John Cowan wrote:
> Native executables aren't simply collections, however; linkers 
> break up and redistribute the individual object files into 
> different regions of the executable.

Do you seriously believe that such details/"linking analysis" 
[whether this or that linker redistributes the individual 
object files into different regions, etc.] matters? C'mon, RMS 
is right: "it makes no difference whether linking is static or 
dynamic." Neither constitutes creation of derivative work, I 
think/hope. I may be wrong, of course.


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