Actually there are nothing vague about it...
Posted Mar 21, 2011 22:07 UTC (Mon) by khim
In reply to: I think the "exception to the exception" is vague
Parent article: Has Bionic stepped over the GPL line?
The "exception to exception" was designed to fight the following scenario: Microsoft or Sun takes GPLed program, stuffs all proprietary stuff in "system library" and then uses "system library" exception to sell such a combination. That's why Solaris usualy supplied GNU tools on separate "supplement" CD.
Now this protection backfires: GPLv3 takes a role of proprietary "system library" and so it can not be used for GLibC till everyone else will switch to GPLv3. Which probably will not happen anytime soon.
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