Subject Re: [firebird-support] Reg Firebird License
Author Milan Babuskov
"Dimitry Sibiryakov" <SD@...> wrote:
> >Second, if it were GPL, you could not use it with
> >proprietary software because the GPL requires that
> >all software linked with GPL software be released
> >under GPL ... with full sources.
> I'm looking at GPL and can't see such requirements on DLL-level.
> Do you mean that any proprietary software cannot use glibc and any
> other *.so files if they are build from GPLed sources?

That would be the case. However, The glibc license is not purt GPL, but
contains this clause as well:

"As a special exception, if you link this library with files
compiled with a GNU compiler to produce an executable, this does
not cause the resulting executable to be covered by the GNU General
Public License. This exception does not however invalidate any
other reasons why the executable file might be covered by the GNU
General Public License.")


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