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Re: GPL'd utilities of libc6


From: Andrew Haley
Subject: Re: GPL'd utilities of libc6
Date: Wed, 28 Mar 2012 19:06:09 -0000
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Developer012000 <address@hidden> wrote:
> 
> On my Ubuntu system, /usr/share/doc/libc6/copyright states that
> "Most of the GNU C library is under the following copyright" (which
> is LGPL'd) but that "The utilities associated with GNU C library is
> under the following copyright" (which is GPL'd). Would someone tell
> me which shared objects constitute these utilities?

Surely the utilities are the programs you run from the command line
whereas the library is the part you link to.  But that's just my
guess, and you'll have to have a look at the actual licences to know
for sure.

Andrew.


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