Thinking about what's missing in our library coverage
malcolm.wallace at cs.york.ac.uk
Thu Aug 6 10:18:25 EDT 2009
> No, not at all - the licensee of the library is the person
> statically linking the library into their executable and
> distributing it. The license specifically governs their obligations.
Oh, my mistake, yes you are right. However I believe the whole para
is just a clarification of 6(a).
> Suppose I want to distribute an executable statically linked with
> HaXml, what do I have to do to comply with clause 6?
My reading of the phrase "any data and utility programs needed for
reproducing the executable from it" is that you may not attempt to get
round the requirements of the license by providing the proprietary
parts of your software in a format that requires the use of special
tools (like a linker) that are not otherwise freely available. This
might also be intended to exclude techniques like encryption, unless
you supply the key etc.
So, in the specific case of HaXml, there is no additional burden on you.
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