Re: Debian OpenSolaris port, exchange with Sun folks in webforum/MailingList
* Lionel Elie Mamane:
> Wouldn't the C library, of all libs, fall under the "normally
> distributed with the major components of the operating system on which
> the executable runs" clause of the GPL?
I used to think that, too, but the GPL actually reads:
| However, as a special exception, the source code distributed need not
| include anything that is normally distributed (in either source or
| binary form) with the major components (compiler, kernel, and so on)
| of the operating system on which the executable runs, unless that
| component itself accompanies the executable.
Note the "unless" part.