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

On Wed, Aug 27, 2003 at 11:07:00AM -0400, Anthony DeRobertis wrote:
> > 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 .

> You should also note that SCO does (or at least did) offer copies of the
> Linux kernel to both their customers and to the world at large, under
> the GPL.

Are you saying that the Sun code should be regarded as infringing solely
because SCO is a company controlled by litigious, opportunistic bastards
who have no qualms about filing suits with no legal basis for no other
reason than to jack up their stock price and give themselves an out from
a company with no marketable assets?

Not a position that holds much promise for the future of Free Software
in general.

Steve Langasek
postmodern programmer

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