Re: Debian OpenSolaris port, exchange with Sun folks in webforum/MailingList
On Wed, Sep 07, 2005 at 01:47:14AM -0500, Peter Samuelson wrote:
> [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?
> Read that sentence closely. If _you_ are distributing _both_ libc and
> gplfoo, then the "normally distributed with" clause does not apply.
> You only get this exception if the whole OS is distributed by some
> other party.
Notice that the exact wording are "accompanies the executable", it does not
speak about parties involved, just that it cannot be distributed together (and
in the past this meant same CD, as sun used to distribute a separate CD with
gcc on it for solaris).