Re: [LAD] GPL Violation Alert! - Sorry if this is a duplicate

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To: Chris Cannam <cannam@...>
Cc: Dr Nicholas J Bailey <n.j.bailey@...>, <linux-audio-dev@...>
Date: Tuesday, August 4, 2009 - 3:08 pm

On Tue, 4 Aug 2009, Chris Cannam wrote:

No, Steinburg wouldn't be held to the GPL... your user would.

Your users need special permission from you (the plug-in copyright holder)
in order to link your GPL program against a closed-source program.
Otherwise, it's your users who are making the violation.

For example, before Qt was GPL, the FSF issued a blanket permission and
retroactive "amnesty" for all FSF programs that have been linked against
the Qt toolkit. They did this because they didn't see Qt as has having a
compatible license... but people were linking GPL programs to it.

Peace,
Gabriel

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[LAD] GPL Violation Alert! - Sorry if this is a duplicate, Michael Fisher, (Mon Aug 3, 8:30 pm)
Re: [LAD] GPL Violation Alert! - Sorry if this is a duplicate, Gabriel M. Beddingfield, (Tue Aug 4, 1:37 pm)
Re: [LAD] GPL Violation Alert! - Sorry if this is a duplicate, Gabriel M. Beddingfield, (Tue Aug 4, 5:39 pm)
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Re: [LAD] GPL Violation Alert! - update, Frank Barknecht, (Wed Aug 5, 9:24 am)
Re: [LAD] GPL Violation Alert! - update, Emanuel Rumpf, (Wed Aug 5, 6:14 pm)
Re: [LAD] GPL Violation Alert! - Sorry if this is a duplicate, Dr Nicholas J Bailey, (Tue Aug 4, 2:45 pm)
Re: [LAD] GPL Violation Alert! - Sorry if this is a duplicate, Gabriel M. Beddingfield, (Tue Aug 4, 3:08 pm)
Re: [LAD] GPL Violation Alert! - Sorry if this is a duplicate, Gabriel M. Beddingfield, (Tue Aug 4, 3:43 pm)
Re: [LAD] GPL Violation Alert! - Sorry if this is a duplicate, Gabriel M. Beddingfield, (Tue Aug 4, 8:29 pm)
Re: [LAD] GPL Violation Alert! - Sorry if this is a duplicate, Erik de Castro Lopo, (Tue Aug 4, 12:21 am)