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Re: Base BFD support: limit GPL spreading?

From: Richard Frith-Macdonald
Subject: Re: Base BFD support: limit GPL spreading?
Date: Sun, 16 Jun 2013 16:31:49 +0100

On 16 Jun 2013, at 11:52, Gregory Casamento <address@hidden> wrote:

> Effectively option #2 violates the GPL anyway since, if it's an integral part 
> of the app and loaded as a bundle, it's still *required* by the app.   It's a 
> legal gray area.

Well everything is a legal gray area, because the law is always open to 
However my understanding is that providing a GPL bundle that we do not depend 
upon does NOT make gnustep-base GPL'd, precisely becaause it is NOT required by 
This is the same rationale as us providing an SSL bundle which uses OpenSSL ... 
we don't depend on it, but we make it available.
I think having a loadable BFD bundle would be great, because we could load it 
when we want a usable stacktrace to be printed out, but not bother loading it 
when we don't want to do debugging.

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