Michael K. Edwards wrote:|
The particular GPL text concerning the development system is:Agreed there needn't be development tools on the target system. But the development system itself needs to be fully and accurately specified, both among the participating distros and to the end users. That's what it takes to satisfy the letter of the GPL, at least as I read it
The source code for a work means the preferred form of the work forThis does not require specification of the development environment. It does define that scripts used to control compilation and installation, such as shell scripts and makefiles related to that particular project/, would be considered source code.
The word "support" does not appear in the LGPL. What I do see is:Note that if Distro X distributes both NonFreeWareApp and glibc, and only offers technical support on NonFreeWareApp to those who don't recompile their glibc, then Distro X's right to distribute glibc under the LGPL is automatically revoked.
Activities other than copying, distribution and modification are notThis would imply that support is outside the scope of the license. I don't see any language in the LGPL specifying a support obligation of any kind.