[JDEV] Question about licensing

Thomas Charron tcharron at ductape.net
Thu Oct 7 11:00:12 CDT 1999

Quoting Daniel Arbuckle <djarb at wvc-omak.ctc.edu>:

> Actually, If your code uses a library under GPL, then your code has to be
> GPL too. If we don't want to put this restriction on our users, we have to
> explicityl state that "As an exception to the terms of this license, you
> may link non-GPL code against this library." Or something simial. IANAL.

  If this is indeed true, I'd like to see more research regarding this, becouse 
I feel that we do indeed need this clause.  I see NO REASON why someone can't 
release a transport, etc, using our libs that contain proprietary data, and 
hence CANNOT be released under GPL..

Thomas Charron
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