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From Mark Wielaard <>
Subject Re: licensing (was: Ant gui tool)
Date Mon, 23 Oct 2000 18:38:49 GMT

On Sun, Oct 22, 2000 at 10:58:41PM -0500, Saviely wrote:
> GPL v2, Para 3:
> "However, as a special exception, the source code distributed need not
> include anything that is normally distributed (in either source or binary
> form) with the major components (compiler, kernel, and so on) of the
> operating system on which the executable runs, unless that component
> itself accompanies the executable."

Note the last part of that clause: "unless that component itself
accompanies the executable". That means that this clause is only
relevant for proprietary systems since on free operating systems
like Red Hat or Debian GNU/Linux the executable always accompanies
the system components in the same distribution.



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