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Re^3: Perl modules and the GPL

by Corion (Pope)
on Feb 01, 2010 at 22:34 UTC ( #820851=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Re^2: Perl modules and the GPL
in thread Perl modules and the GPL

There is no fact, mere "discussions with a lawyer" regarding dynamic linking, and I don't see the linking that Perl does (dynamically loading object code) as "creating a derivative work" in the same sense that linking to a C header creates a "derivative work", because to use the API from Perl does not involve the C headers.

Building the XS component involves the C headers and thus makes the XS component a derivative work, but that cannot infect the Perl program, no matter how much RMS wants this to.

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