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

Maciej Piechotka uzytkownik2 at gmail.com
Wed Jan 26 11:57:11 CET 2011

On Wed, 2011-01-26 at 08:11 +0100, Ketil Malde wrote:
> David Leimbach <leimy2k at gmail.com> writes:
> > BSD3 doesn't really state anything about what it links with, but the
> > injects itself into the tree of stuff it's linked with via the
> derivative
> > works clause.  
> I'm not an IP lawyer either (thank God), but merely using a published
> interface does not make it a derivative work.  So IMO there's no
> problem
> with a GPL library making use of a BSD library, nor vice versa - just
> like I can write a BSD program and run it on (GPL'ed) Linux and libc. 

In addition to Chris Smith reply please note that system interfaces (to
which Linux syscalls and libc belongs according to FSF) are explicitly
excluded IIRC.

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