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Re: CDDL/GPL and Nexenta (with CDDL libc)

* Don Armstrong:

> On Wed, 22 Sep 2010, Florian Weimer wrote:
>> * Don Armstrong:
>> > CDDL'ed libc (and other System Library) and GPLv3+ work: OK
>> I think the FSF wants us not to be able to use the System Library
>> exception. It is only intended for proprietary operating systems.
> It's intended for cases where you're running a GPLed work on a system
> which is GPL-incompatible.

Not in this generality.  We aren't allowed to link GPLed software to
OpenSSL, after all.

>> The FSF also unconditionally labels the CDDL als GPL-incompatible
>> (although it is not clear if the license overview was thoroughly
>> updated for GPL version 3).
> They're referring to the common case where the System Library
> exception is not invoked.

And we can't use that, as we've seen with OpenSSL.

> My suggestion was to link GPLed binaries to such a libc which
> circumvents most of these problems. However, because of design
> considerations, the libc<->kernel interface is not as stable in SunOS
> as it is in linux, which makes this a long-term labor intensive
> process.

Oh.  I expected the interface to be extremely stable in the
foreseeable future. 8-/

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