Subject Re: [IBO] Open Source Marathon
Author Patrick O'Keeffe
Hi Paul,

> The GPL only comes into effect if the resulting executable contains
> some GPL binary code. For example if you use gcc to compile, and use
> a GPL'd library, then your executable will contain some GPL code, so
> it has to be GPL. However if you wrote your own libraries, and then
> used gcc to convert that to an executable, then the GPL doesn't come
> into effect. At least this is the way I understand it.

GPL seems to restrictive to me - Ann Harrison suggested a variant on the