I suppose 'libtricks' will take the quest of finding border-cases for the GPL
yet one more (small) step forward. Does every dynamically linked executable
fall under the GPL once someone said `LD_PRELOAD=libtricks.so.0.0 executable'?
That seems to be a rather strange interpretation of the GPL.
The way I (as author of libtricks) see it:
- you're free to link any program with this library and run it.
- Only when you give away or sell copies of a program that is
_set up_ to use this library (or needs it), that program will be
considered a ``work based on the library'', and thus fall under GPL.
I've considered using LGPL, but I decided against that because
- I still don't quite understand it's terms.
- I actually don't want a program that really needs this
library to be distributed with any other licence than (L)GPL.
For the tekst of the GPL, see /usr/doc/copyright/GPL of any debian system.