Linux Device Drivers, Third Edition now online
Posted Mar 16, 2005 1:23 UTC (Wed) by socket
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So, you're right that it doesn't mention linking... much. "This General Public License does not permit incorporating your program into proprietary programs. If your program is a subroutine library, you may consider it more useful to permit linking proprietary applications with the library."
But that was just one example of my point. Maybe the fact that the GPL uses the word "Program" more than fifty times, and the word "document" once, and only in the context that "Everyone is permitted to copy and distribute verbatim copies of this license document, but changing it is not allowed."
You don't suppose a different license might be more appropriate for a document than a license that doesn't even refer to the work it's licensing as a document?
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