Re: System libraries and the GPLv2
* Josh Triplett:
> The intention of the system library exception is to allow third
> parties to ship Free Software on proprietary platforms, while
> pointedly *disallowing* the vendor of the proprietary platform from
> doing so. As historical precedent, note that some vendors explicitly
> provided entirely separate media containing GNU applications, in order
> to satisfy that requirement.
But those vendors have since stopped doing that, and the GNU tools are
shipped along with the rest of the operating system (Solaris, Macos),
or at least together with the libc they are linked against (Interix).