Subject: Re: Is the "Guile" license OSI approved?
From: David Johnson <david@usermode.org>
Date: Sat, 1 Dec 2001 12:54:47 -0800

On Saturday 01 December 2001 01:06 am, David Woolley wrote:
> David Johnson <david@usermode.org> wrote:
> > Not at all. The exception only means that the license does not apply to
> > certain works. It does not say that those works cannot have any license
> > at
>
> Which means that there are no copyright permissions for the library,
> and therefore those works, as derived works of the library, or at least
> further copying of them is a breach of the copyright on the library.
> Licences give permissions to do things that are otherwise illegal.
> No licence, no permission.

Assuming that the license in question is a shared library, there are two 
possibilities:

1) Dynamic linkage does not constitute derivation. No problem.

2) Dynamic linkage does constitute derivation. However, since this is the 
same exceptions that most include files distributed with gcc and libstdc++. 
Uh oh! If you interpretation is correct, then all non-GPL C/C++ programs 
built with gcc are illegal.

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