Wine, the GPL, and Lindows

PColbourn at PColbourn at
Thu Feb 28 21:22:29 CST 2002

I am not positive, but I believe the debian distro has tight rules in this 
regard, an it is possible to only use 'free' software.


"Jonadab the Unsightly One" <jonadab at>
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01/03/2002 14:02
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Malcolm Scott <newsgroups1_m at> 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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