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Re: OT: Two ways Microsoft sabotages Linux desktop adoption



On Thu, 2006-02-16 at 00:22 -0600, Les Mikesell wrote:
> On Wed, 2006-02-15 at 23:36, Mike McCarty wrote:

> > In any case, no corporation is going to use anything which is GPL or
> > LGPL and risk being taken to court.
> 
> They do use it, they just can't distribute it - not even if they
> want to give it away.  Which means that the rest of us won't
> ever have it.
Wrong. You can dynamically link against LGPL'ed libraries and many
closed source packages, comprising $$$ ones, do.

Tiny, but popular example: RealPlayer (RealPlayer10GOLD.rpm)

ldd usr/local/RealPlayer/realplay.bin
        linux-gate.so.1 =>  (0x00869000)
        libstdc++.so.5 => /usr/lib/libstdc++.so.5 (0x00e97000)
        libgdk-x11-2.0.so.0 => /usr/lib/libgdk-x11-2.0.so.0 (0x008ea000)
        libatk-1.0.so.0 => /usr/lib/libatk-1.0.so.0 (0x008d1000)
        libgdk_pixbuf-2.0.so.0 => /usr/lib/libgdk_pixbuf-2.0.so.0
(0x008aa000)
        libm.so.6 => /lib/libm.so.6 (0x00569000)
        libpangoxft-1.0.so.0 => /usr/lib/libpangoxft-1.0.so.0
(0x00970000)
        libpangox-1.0.so.0 => /usr/lib/libpangox-1.0.so.0 (0x00c83000)
        libpango-1.0.so.0 => /usr/lib/libpango-1.0.so.0 (0x00112000)
        libgobject-2.0.so.0 => /usr/lib/libgobject-2.0.so.0 (0x00731000)
        libgmodule-2.0.so.0 => /usr/lib/libgmodule-2.0.so.0 (0x0076f000)
        libdl.so.2 => /lib/libdl.so.2 (0x00590000)
        libglib-2.0.so.0 => /usr/lib/libglib-2.0.so.0 (0x00681000)
        libgtk-x11-2.0.so.0 => /usr/lib/libgtk-x11-2.0.so.0 (0x00f50000)
        libpthread.so.0 => /lib/libpthread.so.0 (0x0071d000)
        libc.so.6 => /lib/libc.so.6 (0x0043e000)
        libX11.so.6 => /usr/X11R6/lib/libX11.so.6 (0x005ab000)
        libgcc_s.so.1 => /lib/libgcc_s.so.1 (0x00de9000)
        libXrandr.so.2 => /usr/X11R6/lib/libXrandr.so.2 (0x00984000)
        libXi.so.6 => /usr/X11R6/lib/libXi.so.6 (0x008c7000)
        libXinerama.so.1 => /usr/X11R6/lib/libXinerama.so.1 (0x008c2000)
        libXft.so.2 => /usr/X11R6/lib/libXft.so.2 (0x00836000)
        libfreetype.so.6 => /usr/lib/libfreetype.so.6 (0x00775000)
        libfontconfig.so.1 => /usr/lib/libfontconfig.so.1 (0x00800000)
        libXfixes.so.3 => /usr/X11R6/lib/libXfixes.so.3 (0x00c90000)
        libXcursor.so.1 => /usr/X11R6/lib/libXcursor.so.1 (0x00978000)
        libXrender.so.1 => /usr/X11R6/lib/libXrender.so.1 (0x0082c000)
        libXext.so.6 => /usr/X11R6/lib/libXext.so.6 (0x0070c000)
        /lib/ld-linux.so.2 (0x00420000)
        libpangoft2-1.0.so.0 => /usr/lib/libpangoft2-1.0.so.0
(0x00883000)
        libexpat.so.0 => /usr/lib/libexpat.so.0 (0x007df000)
        libz.so.1 => /usr/lib/libz.so.1 (0x00596000)



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