Copyright Madness

Courageous jkraska1 at
Sun Aug 19 15:46:35 CEST 2001

On Sun, 19 Aug 2001 04:30:57 -0400 (EDT), Ignacio Vazquez-Abrams
<ignacio at> wrote:

>On Sun, 19 Aug 2001, Larry wrote:

>The GPL only puts restrictions on two things:
>1) Linked works
>2) Derived works
>Neither original programs written in Python nor original modules written in
>Python or C violate either of these.

An original program written in C, if it _links_ with a GPL library,
is bound by the GPL. It's right their in black and white. The LGPL
is less restrictive.

This can be avoided, of course, by not linking with any GPL products.


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