cdrtools - a tale of two licenses
Posted Aug 13, 2006 20:30 UTC (Sun) by dmantione
In reply to: cdrtools - a tale of two licenses
Parent article: cdrtools - a tale of two licenses
No, of course not. If others haven't contributed source code including
Makefiles, they cannot claims those Makefiles are part of their source
code and enforce the GPL.
You guys are reading the GPL as "it is forbidden to distribute without
(GPL'ed) Makefiles", but it says "any Makefile is part of the source
code" which is there to prevent people circumventing the GPL by removing
all Makefiles from it.
But it is not really worth it to have a flame war over this as I don't
question that Schilling is playing games with the GPL... The guy hates
Linux and likes Solaris and is trying power tricks. I only fear that he
very well knows what he is doing :(
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