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Re: Wodim trouble



GPLv2: End of Section 3, middle of the paragraph right after clause 3c.
GPLv3: Explicit separate definition in Section 1.

GPLv2 Quote:

"The source code for a work means the preferred form of the work for making modifications to it. For an executable work, complete source code means all the source code for all modules it contains, plus any associated interface definition files, plus the scripts used to control compilation and installation of the executable. However, as a special exception, the source code distributed need not include anything that is normally distributed (in either source or binary form) with the major components (compiler, kernel, and so on) of the operating system on which the executable runs, unless that component itself accompanies the executable."

GPLv3 Quote:

"The “System Libraries” of an executable work include anything, other than the work as a whole, that (a) is included in the normal form of packaging a Major Component, but which is not part of that Major Component, and (b) serves only to enable use of the work with that Major Component, or to implement a Standard Interface for which an implementation is available to the public in source code form. A “Major Component”, in this context, means a major essential component (kernel, window system, and so on) of the specific operating system (if any) on which the executable work runs, or a compiler used to produce the work, or an object code interpreter used to run it."

I hope this satisfies you.


On Tue, Nov 3, 2009 at 9:19 AM, Joerg Schilling <Joerg Schilling fokus fraunhofer de> wrote:
King InuYasha <ngompa13 gmail com> wrote:

> While it is true that the GPL permits linking to CDDL libraries, that is
> only in the case if the library is a "system library," which is a library
> that is NECESSARY for working on a particular OS. This is usually how it is

Please show me the exact place in the GPL text thatyou have in mind to
prove your claim.


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