Re: Controversy over dynamic linking -- how to end the panic
Andrew Pimlott (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Thu, 21 Jun 2001 17:05:34 -0400
On Thu, Jun 21, 2001 at 04:02:49PM -0500, Timur Tabi wrote:
> ** Reply to message from Andrew Pimlott <email@example.com> on
> Thu, 21 Jun 2001 16:46:25 -0400
> > I agree entirely that Linus, as creator of the license, is
> > privileged with respect to interpretation of the license.
> Ah, but Linus didn't create the license, he's using someone
> else's. The GPL is a creation of the FSF, not Linus. The actual
> meanings of a license can only be determined by the judicial
> system of whatever country you live in.
Sorry, I meant to say "chooser of the license". Given that Linux
was never an FSF project, and that Linus editorializes at the top of
COPYING, I think it is reasonable to infer that we are talking about
his interpretation of the GPL.
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