Sounds like co-distribution is perfectly legal
Posted Nov 10, 2005 20:54 UTC (Thu) by vonbrand
In reply to: Sounds like co-distribution is perfectly legal
Parent article: Debian and Nexenta collide
Oh, come on now. Before there even was Linux (and thus the possibility to even build a fully GPL-compatible system), all GPLed software had to run on propietary systems, simply because there was nothing else to be had. Before Linux, glibc was a sad joke, and everything used the propietary libraries that came with the OS. Standard joke was that the first task with a new Sun was
GNU > /usr/local.
So now there is Linux. And glibc works. And what I did before to our Suns will not be tolerated anymore, just because?! I just can't see the difference between shipping
gcc compiled for Solaris, and doing the same with
dpkg. AFAICS (IANAL!) this kind of stuff is explicitly allowed by GPLv2.
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