GPL'ed program (was: Re: kaffe-1.0.b1 probs on Linux)

Alexandre Oliva oliva at
Wed Jul 15 11:48:48 PDT 1998

Kiyo Inaba <inaba at> writes:

> If you use ANY GNU programs with OS's native library which usually
> is not GPL'ed, it introduces 'linking GPL program with non GPL
> library'.

AFAIK, the GNU GPL explicitly allows GPL'ed programs to use non-free
components that are distributed as part of the operating system, such
as the OS kernel, standard libraries, compilers.  But then, I'm not a
GPL specialist.  It would be more appropriate for this discussion to
take place in gnu.misc.discuss, IMO.

Alexandre Oliva
mailto:oliva at mailto:aoliva at
Universidade Estadual de Campinas, SP, Brasil

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