[Rd] Sligthly OT Re: Makefile for embedding OpenBUGS in R package

Andrew Clausen clausen at econ.upenn.edu
Tue Aug 7 02:25:32 CEST 2007

Hi Hin-Tak,

On Tue, Aug 07, 2007 at 01:10:36AM +0100, Hin-Tak Leung wrote:
> GPL-licensed code dlopen()'ing proprietary-licensed binary-only DLL/so
> is allowed

Do you have any evidence?  (eg: something written on www.fsf.org?)

As far as I know, the normal grounds for allowing GPL code to link with
proprietary code is the text

"However, as a special exception, the source code distributed need not include
anything that is normally distributed (in either source or binary form) with
the major components (compiler, kernel, and so on) of the operating system on
which the executable runs, unless that component itself accompanies the


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