[clug] What can't be distributed with Linux?

Andrew Boyd facibus at gmail.com
Thu Mar 22 01:44:01 GMT 2007

On 3/22/07, David Tulloh <david at tulloh.id.au> wrote:
> There goes Apache (apache licence), Vim (Vim licence), 'more' and many
> other basic command line tools (BSD licence) and even the linux kernel
> (strictly GPLv2 only).
> I think if you actually checked, more of your Linux system is running
> code that isn't GPL2+ than is.  What's more, people like making up their
> own licence so you have to read many of them and determine exactly what
> the licence requires you to do.


it is almost as if there is a case for a license definition language
XML that can be used to identify the scariest/most restrictive part of
the composite license mix such that everyone knows what is expected of
them... :)

Cheers, Andrew

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