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    SubjectRe: Input on the Non-GPL Modules
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    On Thu, 18 Oct 2001 16:36:58 +0000 (UTC), Jan Niehusmann
    <jan@gondor.com> wrote:


    >What prevents the author of a non-GPL module who needs access to a
    >GPL-only symbol from writing a small GPLed module which imports the
    >GPL-only symbol (this is allowed, because the small module is GPL),
    >and exports a basically identical symbol without the GPL-only
    >restriction?
    >
    >Then he could use this new symbol from his non-GPL module.

    This is still a GPL violation, as the small module couldn't then be
    linked with the proprietary module. Most companies aren't prepared to
    get into the legally murky ground that that sort of thing entails.

    Tony

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