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Re: Is the Sun RPC License DFSG-free?



On Fri, Aug 22, 2003 at 06:39:47AM +0000, Brian M. Carlson wrote:
>           Sun RPC is a product of Sun Microsystems, Inc. and is
>           provided for unrestricted use provided that this legend is
>           included on all tape media and as a part of the software
            ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

That seems worse than the advertising clause.

>           program in whole or part.  Users may copy or modify Sun RPC
>           without charge, but are not authorized to license or
>           distribute it to anyone else except as part of a product or
>           program developed by the user.

Isn't this whole thing incompatible with the (L)GPL anyway? The code
in question has been highly modified and integrated into the glibc
source tree, presumably with the modifications under the LGPL, so the
library exclusion clause in the LGPL does not apply. Which brings us
back to clause 10 of the LGPL (6 of the GPL), which prohibits
additional restrictions.

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