On Mon, Feb 26, 2001 at 03:12:08PM +0000, Justin Mason wrote:
> Paul J Collins said:
> > >>>>> "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?
> Yep - Paul's right, I don't think you're on the right track here;
> otherwise explain how TiVo or NetGEM got away with it!
the license for linux is the gpl and included in the docs is the explicit
statement by linus that an app running on linux does not need to be gpl'd.
and in addition to justin's examples i offer X, netkit, nvi, vim, etc.
all of those are non-gpl'd apps running on linux that link to the os.
for an embedded system just ship with a cd of the source or a written
offer to supply one. a number of years back i read an interview with
the guy from tivo responsible for dealing with source requests. they
get a few and he makes sure the requests are honored.
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