GPL and linking
Posted Feb 23, 2006 13:20 UTC (Thu) by Wol
In reply to: GPL and linking
Parent article: On the dual-license model
There's also something called "intent". And something else called "precedent".
It is widely accepted that the intent of the GPL is to control linking. There is a lot of precedent that that is the way it is interpreted.
If the judge was unsure which way to rule, then they would look to intent and precedent, and in that case they couldn't do anything except come down in favour of the FSF.
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