Wine, the GPL, and Lindows
Jonadab the Unsightly One
jonadab at bright.net
Thu Feb 28 21:02:12 CST 2002
Malcolm Scott <newsgroups1_m at lcolm.NOSPAM.org.uk> writes:
> Sorry! I had assumed that, because it was free and for Linux, that it
> was GPL :-( I'll be more careful in the future...
Actually, most ostensibly "Linux" distributions contain *large*
amounts of software that is under various licenses other than the GPL.
University licenses especially, and particularly the BSD and MIT ones,
are common. These days I imagine it may be theoretically possible to
assemble a fully-operative distribution with all the usual features
using only GPL/LGPLed software, but I don't know that anyone has done
so to date.
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