Posted Dec 1, 2010 3:06 UTC (Wed) by vonbrand
In reply to: License?
Parent article: The kernel and the C library as a single project
This is all nonsense, IMVHO. The author(s) decide which licenses each single source file carries. If a bunch of "libc" files are distributed together with "linux" files, each maintains its own license (just look over the files in the kernel, some are specifically under BSD so they can be shared with other systems). Sure, it can get messy if Alice takes a file written by Bob for "linux" and placed under GPLv2, on which Charlie to Zoe then hacked over the years, and wants to reuse part of it and place it under LGPL as part of "libc". But that doesn't mean BSD/GPLv2/LGPL files can't be distributed in the same tarball, that is mere aggregation.
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