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Old 2021-09-21, 12:14   #6
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Originally Posted by Happy5214 View Post
gwnum's license is incompatible with the GPL (per the FSF's definition, it isn't even free, but that's irrelevant here). People have been known to link gwnum into GMP-ECM, and while compiling and linking for personal use is OK under the GPL, redistributing those binaries is not.
Why? IIUC, a closed source s/w using a GPL library needs to open up the closed source, but reverse (an open source s/w incorporating a closed source library) imposes no such restriction. So I don't understand why the binaries could not be redistributed.
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