Re: [PROPOSAL] Full text of GPL must be included
Rando Christensen <email@example.com> writes:
> > Note that dpkg itself is GPLed, so if you have a working version of dpkg,
> > you almost certainly already have a copy of the GPL. (On a Debian system,
> > the GPL's in base-files, which is essential). Note that if you want to
> > get any use out of a deb (other than just look at how it's laid out,
> > maybe), you almost certainly need to run it on a Linux system, and Linux
> > is also GPLed (ditto Hurd).
1) Linux binaries can be run on many non-Linux systems, like BSD,
which might not have any copy of the GPL.
2) The license says it must be given with the binaries.