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2007.07.15 04:41 "Re: [ANNOUNCE]: Libtiff 4.0.0alpha released", by Graeme Gill
Ron wrote: > Yes, I've had similar (though less authoritative) advice regarding > mixing GPL software with openssl, which otherwise needs an explicit > exception to the GPL for individual works which intend to permit that. > This does seem logical, since if you are using symbols from the library > then you are linking to it. That they may be provided statically, or > through the ELF dynamic linker, or by explicit dynamic loading from the > application (etc.) doesn't really change that much. I don't believe that the nature of the link between the GPL code and other code that goes to make up a package of functionality has anything directly to do with it. It's the fact that a distributed package ("work") depends on GPL code for some of its functionality that makes the distributed package a derived work. If the different pieces do directly link then this is more obviously established, but the GPL code could be in a separate executable and still the package may be a derived work. Graeme Gill.