Sounds like co-distribution is perfectly legal
Posted Nov 10, 2005 16:53 UTC (Thu) by vmole
In reply to: Sounds like co-distribution is perfectly legal
Parent article: Debian and Nexenta collide
You've missed the distinction between "mere aggregation" and "derived work". The claim is that when you distribute (say) dpkg with the Solaris libc, you are distributing a derived work combining the dpkg code and the libc code, because (this particular binary) of dpkg will not work without
(this particular binary) libc. Remember API!=ABI, and by including the header files provided by the Solaris libc, you're including Solaris libc specific code.
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