Software Interactions and the GPL

Malcolm Bain

Abstract


This article presents the current results of the work carried out within a working group of the European Legal Network of lawyers, facilitated by the Free Software Foundation Europe, whose aim is to provide some general guidance to lawyers and developers working with free software to understand the technical and (potentially) legal effects of the interaction or interoperation of two programs in the context of GPLv2 licensing.


Keywords


Copyright, Free and Open Source Software, GPL, Linking, Software Licensing

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