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Re: [ANN] Cygwin DEV survey
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- Subject: Re: [ANN] Cygwin DEV survey
- From: DJ Delorie <email@example.com>
- Date: Sun, 7 Mar 1999 20:16:14 -0500
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> As I mentioned in a previous mail. RedHat and SuSE don't provide ALL
> sources for the pre-compiled binaries, so there is some kind of conflict
> here towards GPL.
> We would like to put a collection of software to a CD like RedHat and
> SuSE do, if this is violating GPL, so why do they.
This is OK because Linux's runtime license is not GPL. It is LGPL,
with exceptions which allow non-gpl applications to be built that run
under Linux. Since the licencing allows for non-gpl applications,
such applications can be built. Since the GPL applies to
applications, not aggregates of applications, such applications can be
distributed on the same CD as GPL programs.
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