On Wed, 1 Jul 2020 at 21:00, Iñaki Ucar <iu...@fedoraproject.org> wrote: > > On Wed, 1 Jul 2020 at 20:24, Susi Lehtola > <jussileht...@fedoraproject.org> wrote: > > > > On Wed, 1 Jul 2020 19:28:53 +0200 > > Iñaki Ucar <iu...@fedoraproject.org> wrote: > > > I'm no expert, but the FAQ says: > > > > > > "You have a GPLed program that I'd like to link with my code to build > > > a proprietary program. Does the fact that I link with your program > > > mean I have to GPL my program? (#LinkingWithGPL) > > > > > > Not exactly. It means you must release your program under a license > > > compatible with the GPL (more precisely, compatible with one or more > > > GPL versions accepted by all the rest of the code in the combination > > > that you link). The combination itself is then available under those > > > GPL versions." > > > > > > So my understanding is that it's ok for a program to link to FlexiBLAS > > > if its license is GPL-compatible, not necessarily GPL. But of course > > > we would need confirmation from legal. > > > > The library is GPLv3 only > > > > https://gitlab.mpi-magdeburg.mpg.de/software/flexiblas-release#license > > > > which already makes it incompatible with many GNU Licenses > > > > https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Licensing:Main#GPL_Compatibility_Matrix > > With many? With GPLv2 only. But most interestingly, GPLv3 states: > > "Corresponding Source includes interface definition files associated > with source files for the work, and the source code for shared > libraries and dynamically linked subprograms that the work is > specifically designed to require" > > Technically, there's nothing in FlexiBLAS that a BLAS/LAPACK > application would require to work. These are designed to require > BLAS/LAPACK, and FlexiBLAS just duplicates that interface and glues > symbols together. > > Maybe I'm completely misunderstanding the sentence above, but GPL > restrictions of course apply to any program that uses the FlexiBLAS > API for profiling, etc., but not to those that just use the > BLAS/LAPACK API.
In line with this, can FlexiBLAS be considered a "system library"? It sounds reasonable to me, but I read the definition in section 1 several times and still don't know. -- Iñaki Úcar _______________________________________________ devel mailing list -- email@example.com To unsubscribe send an email to devel-le...@lists.fedoraproject.org Fedora Code of Conduct: https://docs.fedoraproject.org/en-US/project/code-of-conduct/ List Guidelines: https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Mailing_list_guidelines List Archives: https://firstname.lastname@example.org