Re: Gauntlet Set NOW!

From: Richard Stallman (
Date: Thu Jan 09 2003 - 02:28:47 EST

I'm not sure what your project is designed to do, so I don't have an
opinion about how it stands regarding the GPL. However, I've talked
with our lawyer about one specific issue that you raised: that of
using simple material from header files.

Someone recently made the claim that including a header file always
makes a derivative work.

That's not the FSF's view. Our view is that just using structure
definitions, typedefs, enumeration constants, macros with simple
bodies, etc., is NOT enough to make a derivative work. It would take
a substantial amount of code (coming from inline functions or macros
with substantial bodies) to do that.

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