Use of GPLed Python extension modules

Alexander Schmolck a.schmolck at
Sun Nov 23 23:07:28 CET 2003

Ville Vainio <ville.spammehardvainio at> writes:

> pmaupin at (Patrick Maupin) writes:
> > restrictive).  So it would appear that the FSF has no real legal
> > ability under the GPL to keep someone from writing and distributing
> > a package which uses readline, as long as that person does not
> > simultaneously distribute readline itself.
> In the light of this, does releasing a library under GPL (as opposed
> to LGPL) make any sense at all?

Well Stallman says the above wrong, have a look at how clisp became GPL.


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