Subject: www.fsf.org/licenses/NYC_Seminars_Jan2004.html
From: "Alexander Terekhov" <TEREKHOV@de.ibm.com>
Date: Fri, 2 Jan 2004 19:38:03 +0100

The following caught my attention.

http://www.fsf.org/licenses/200104_seminar.html

<quote>

 The LGPL is a "scaled back" version of GPL, designed 
 specifically to allow creation of a very well-defined class 
 of proprietary derivative works. 

 [...]

 We introduce the two classes of derivative works covered by 
 LGPL, "works that use the library" and "works based on the 
 library", and give some concrete examples of what proprietary 
 derivative works are prohibited and permitted when basing 
 the software on an LGPL'd work.

</quote>

http://www.fsf.org/licenses/210104_seminar.html

<quote>

 * GPL Violation Case Study C

 In this case study, we present a violation where an entire 
 embedded GNU/Linux distribution was included in a consumer 
 electronic device. We consider the problems faced regarding 
 kernel modules for device drivers for government-regulated 
 hardware, and cases where both an upstream provider and a 
 downstream distributor are in violation on separate matters.

</quote>

regards,
alexander.

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