[Openal-devel] Compilation error
ed at udel.edu
Fri Jun 9 11:42:21 PDT 2006
On Fri, 9 Jun 2006, Prakash Punnoor wrote:
> After all, as I tried to point out - it doen't matter what *we* think, but
> rather what the libmad devs want or not want. Even if dlopening libmad
> doesn't violate the GPL, but libmad devs don't want it, I think we should
> respect it - *if* they don't want it.
That reasoning only works to an extent, I believe. The copyright law,
AFAIK, functions on the actual license verbage (GPL)... not the perceived
intent of the adopters of the license. The solution to strive for is one
that is in accordance with the GPL as written... the rest is...
Ed Phillips <ed at udel.edu> University of Delaware (302) 831-6082
Systems Programmer III, Network and Systems Services
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