PostgreSQL, OpenSSL, and the GPL
Posted Feb 18, 2011 1:35 UTC (Fri) by vonbrand
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Careful here. GPL is a license, in that it allows you to do certain things that under normal circumstances you aren't allowed to do under the law. If the law says that just linking two binary blobs doesn't create a derivative work of either one, FSF can insist until they are blue in the face that GPL doesn't allow linking to non-GPL-compatible stuff on the theory that that creates a derivative, but you are allowed to do it anyway (by the law).
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