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Re: Debian based GNU/Solaris: pilot program

On Wed, 2005-11-02 at 17:37 -0800, Steve Langasek wrote:
> On Wed, Nov 02, 2005 at 06:21:12PM -0800, Erast Benson wrote:
> > """The source code for a work means the preferred form of the work for
> > making modifications to it.  For an executable work, complete source
> > code means all the source code for all modules it contains, plus any
> > associated interface definition files, plus the scripts used to control
> > compilation and installation of the executable.  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."""
> > read some more GPL vs. CDDL legality stuff on our web site at
> > http://www.gnusolaris.org/gswiki/GNU/Solaris_Resources
> Register for access to a website so I can read the opinions of people who
> apparently have failed to read the last clause of the definition they quote
> at me?  That hardly seems worthwhile.

I don't want to debate on legality of GPL vs. CDDL. But if you in doubt,
you could try to ask Sun lawers on why exactly this is possible:
http://www.sun.com/gnome as well as other LGPG and GPL software which is
shipped with Solaris distribution.


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