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* Benjamin Tolputt:

> Florian Weimer wrote:
>> The FSF position with regard to some bytecode interpreters (Emacs, for
>> instance) is that the GPL extends to the bytecode
> The reason for this is "boiler-plate" which is embedded in the
> byte-code.

Not really, they also claim that the GPL extends to the source code (or,
more precisely, that the source code must be distributed along with
bytecode, and distributed under GPL-compatible terms).

The argument is that Emacs Lisp programs won't work without Emacs, and
are designed to intermingle with Emacs, so they are a derivative work of