[quagga-dev 11522] Re: non-GPL code calling and depending on GPL libzebra
gdt at ir.bbn.com
Wed Sep 24 19:18:43 BST 2014
Vincent JARDIN <vincent.jardin at 6wind.com> writes:
> BSD daemons using readline.
An interesting case, and there are two issues:
Typically, BSD programs use editline(3) instead, which is a
BSD-license library with just about the same API. A fair bit of the
reason to use editline is the licensing issue. So I don't see a lot
of "BSD daemons using readline" out there, and certainly nothing in
the NetBSD base system. Do you have a specific case in mind?
The notion of derived work is complicated. When there's an interface
which is at least more or less a standard and multiple
implementations, then code that depends on that interface isn't a
derived work of any of those implementations. As an example, a
program that uses the open/read/close system calls on Unix-like
systems isn't a derived work of any particular Unix.
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