License compliance on updating gcc runtime libraries

Zan Lynx
Wed Feb 27 14:22:00 GMT 2019

On 2/27/19 6:20 AM, Richard Kenner wrote:
> That's actually not extreme, but pretty accepted.  And yes, that has
> been litigated.  And you can see that in the GPL in the definition of
> "propagate": the exclusion of executing it on a computer wouldn't be
> necessary if that weren't considered a copy under copyright law.

That depends on your local copyright law. Some, like the US, have
language saying that copies necessary for usual operation are *not*
covered under copyright.

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