[systemd-devel] Systemd license vs. libcryptsetup license

Krzysztof Jackiewicz k.jackiewicz at samsung.com
Thu Jun 8 07:40:17 UTC 2017

> No, that makes no sense. It'd mean that putting two zip files that one provides
> and the other uses a function with the same name next to one another would
> make them somehow connected and derivatives of one another. The whole
> point of dynamic linking is that you can provide independent implementations
> of the API, and you can clearly substitute libcryptsetup with another
> implementation, and both bodies of code are usable without one another.

Then how would you interpret the following statements:

IMHO it's not so obvious and it may depend on a specific case. Perhaps in case of runtime dynamic linking when GPL library existence is not required for the application to run it will be treated as a mere aggregation. With all due respect I think that to solve it we'd need a lawyer indeed :)


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