[Haskell-cafe] GPL License of H-Matrix and prelude numeric

Ivan Lazar Miljenovic ivan.miljenovic at gmail.com
Wed Jan 26 07:07:43 CET 2011

On 26 January 2011 15:48, John Millikin <jmillikin at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Tue, Jan 25, 2011 at 21:39, Chris Smith <cdsmith at gmail.com> wrote:
>> On Tue, 2011-01-25 at 20:53 -0800, John Millikin wrote:
>>> What are you talking about? Of course BSD3 libraries/applications can
>>> depend on GPL'd code.
>> Not being a lawyer, I'll avoid claiming any definitive answers, and just
>> mention that that's definitely a minority opinion, and at odds with the
>> interpretation given by the FSF.
> Please cite where the FSF claims the GPL applies to unrelated works
> just because they can compile against GPL'd code. Keep in mind that if
> your claim is correct, then every significant Linux and BSD distro is
> committing massive copyright infringement.

Voila: http://www.gnu.org/licenses/gpl-faq.html#IfLibraryIsGPL

(Note: in the past they said otherwise.)

Ivan Lazar Miljenovic
Ivan.Miljenovic at gmail.com

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