Well, despite Red Hat saying that they'll GPL all their products, they
LGPLed their embedded product, probably for the issues raised by
yourself and Dave.
Justin Mason wrote:
>> Donncha O Caoimh said:
>> > Applications here could be device drivers. The GPL has a special clause
> > for operating systems IIRC that lets you link binary drivers to a GPLed
> > operating system kernel such as Linux.
>> Hmm... I suppose so, but that's not an "application", it's a device driver
>> However just after I sent my prev mail, it occurred to me that the GPL is
> actually unusable when you're developing for a really low-level embedded
> system; ie. one where everything that goes on is effectively running as
> part of the kernel and there's no concept of "processes" etc.
>> I guess that's what you mean too.
>> Would be worth checking the Cygnus site, as they do low-level embedded
> products along those lines.
>> > Paul J Collins wrote:
> > >
> > > >>>>> "DA" == Dave Airlie <airlied at csn.ul.ie> writes:
> > >
> > > DA> the only thing I dislike about GPL is in embedded systeems,
> > > DA> yuo cannot use a GPL OS linked agsinst a non-GPL app (which it
> > > DA> may be illegal to GPL , codecs... etc..)
> > >
> > > I am utterly ignorant of embedded systems, but since when do
> > > applications "link to" OSes at all?
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