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Re: Bug#181493: SUN RPC code is DFSG-free

On Mon, Aug 25, 2003 at 01:26:22AM -0700, Don Armstrong wrote:
> On Mon, 25 Aug 2003, Andreas Barth wrote:
> > So, this license is specific to be used only as "part of a product or
> > programm". 
> You're missing the key phrase on which Branden's argument (and mine)
> is based on: 'developed by the user'
> This phrase read conservatively 

...is not the author's intention, as indicated by second hand reports
of clarifications ("BSD, but can't use the original literally") by
the copyright holder, and the copyright holder's (lack of) response to
copious reuse and redistribution.

As far as L/GPL incompatibility is concerned, you'll note that Sun,
the copyright holders, specifically offer Linux systems that include
glibc with GPLed applications, and an LGPLed libc, to their customers.
See http://wwws.sun.com/software/linux/index.html .

If anyone on -legal believes clarifications are necessary or would
be helpful, please feel free to get them from Sun.


Anthony Towns <aj@humbug.org.au> <http://azure.humbug.org.au/~aj/>
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