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Re: question about RedHat/Fedora and the GPL



On 6/9/05, Kyrre Ness Sjobak <kyrre solution-forge net> wrote:
> man, 06.06.2005 kl. 10.22 skrev Jeff Pitman:
> > On Monday 06 June 2005 15:48, condition terminal wrote:
> > > OK then.. so how are the files and scripts used to control the
> > > building of the rpms outside the specs excluded from the conditions
> > > of the GPL?
> >
> > Think of beehive as an over-glorified cron system.  If you use cron to
> > do a daily checkout from CVS and build a system, that doesn't mean you
> > need to release the source code to cron for every release of your
> > software.  You could even use some proprietary cron setup and still not
> > be obligated to release it.
> > --
> > -jeff
> 
> Sorry for dup., hit send a bit to early...
> 
> And then there is people building GPL software with Closed-Source tools
> such as the MS compiler... Does that make MS obligated to release their
> compiler as GPL?
> 
> Just curious...
> 
> That would be fun.
> 

I bet the GPL police would be all over them in a heart beat. Provided
the coplied software linked with any of the compiler libs, as happens
with GCC (to my knowledge).

ta


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