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Re: Shared Libraries and naming conventions

Alan Cox <alan@lxorguk.ukuu.org.uk> writes:

> /* Copyright (C) 1993, 1997, 1998 Free Software Foundation, Inc.
>    This file is part of the GNU IO Library.
>    This library is free software; you can redistribute it and/or
>    modify it under the terms of the GNU General Public License as
>    published by the Free Software Foundation; either version 2, or (at
>    your option) any later version.
>    [...]
>    As a special exception, if you link this library with files
>    compiled with a GNU compiler to produce an executable, this does
>    not cause the resulting executable to be covered by the GNU General
>    Public License.  This exception does not however invalidate any
>    other reasons why the executable file might be covered by the GNU
>    General Public License.  */
> And note a -GNU- compiler. Not even another GPL compiler. You can't even
> use it with a competing free software product to produce non free binaries.

This is really bad.  Even with the exception.  How exactly did this
happen and how much of glibc 2 is affected by this?

- Dan

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