[DB-SIG] Re: [Psycopg] GPL or LGPL

Federico Di Gregorio fog@initd.org
02 Oct 2002 10:37:24 +0200

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Il mer, 2002-10-02 alle 10:25, M.-A. Lemburg ha scritto:
> Federico Di Gregorio wrote:

> > let's restate the problem: bash is GPL'ed. should *any* sh script be
> > released under the GPL?=20
> bash happens to be part of the OS, so it triggers the special
> LGPL like clause in the GPL which excludes software using
> OS facilities from the GPL restrictions.

so let's take another example:

Local Variables:
mode: indented-text
indent-tabs-mode: nil
sentence-end-double-space: t
fill-column: 72

those lines gets *interpreted* by emacs (i.e., it generate instructions
to drive a process, something very similar to python bytecode, isn't

then *any* file incorporating instructions for emacs should be released
under the GPL? and don't say emacs triggers the "part of the OS" clause,
please. (ok, ok.. i know.. emacs is an OS by itself, but no jokes.. :)

Federico Di Gregorio
Debian GNU/Linux Developer & Italian Press Contact        fog@debian.org
INIT.D Developer                                           fog@initd.org
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