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Re: Debian based GNU/Solaris: pilot program

Thomas Bushnell BSG writes:

> Michael Poole <mdpoole@troilus.org> writes:
>> Treating system headers as part of the source code means we would be
>> awash in GPL violations, since almost nobody includes all the
>> necessary system header files with their application's source code.
> What is this "almost nobody"?

I will skip the lengthy enumeration of people who distribute binaries
without distributing the system header files -- distributors of whole
operating systems are relatively rare -- since the obvious retort is
that those distributors can take advantage of "unless that component
itself accompanies the executable".

Here again I think that it is DFSG-non-free and an improper
application of copyright for an application to demand that an
underlying library be made GPL compatible due merely to the
application's distribution next to the library, especially given the
mere aggregation language in section 2.

Michael Poole

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