Subject: RE: Need consulting
From: "Lawrence E. Rosen" <lrosen@rosenlaw.com>
Date: Thu, 5 Jun 2003 10:17:28 -0700



> -----Original Message-----
> From: Russell Nelson [mailto:nelson@crynwr.com] 
> Sent: Thursday, June 05, 2003 8:52 AM
> To: Roman
> Cc: osi@opensource.org
> Subject: Re: Need consulting
> Lblsa writes:
>  > We develope new commercial software, based on libvpopmail.
>  > Source codes is not changed by ours. Can we in this case 
> not  > let others to see ours source code?  > Also we 
> interested : (ISSUE!!!!)  > How link type of our software 
> with this library (static, dynamic)  > depende from that issue?
> 
Russ Nelson answered:
> You get different answers depending on who you ask.  Our 
> (OSI's) lawyer has published an article in Linux Journal in 
> which he says that dynamic linking does not create a 
> derivative work.  The Free Software Foundation says that even 
> dynamic linking creates a derivative work.

Your (OSI) lawyer makes his point much more clearly here:
http://rosenlaw.com/html/GL18.pdf.

/Larry Rosen

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