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Re: GPL incompatibility? examples/loadables/getconf.c


From: Chet Ramey
Subject: Re: GPL incompatibility? examples/loadables/getconf.c
Date: Mon, 28 Dec 2009 11:52:34 -0500
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On 12/25/09 8:28 PM, Julius Davies wrote:
> Configuration Information [Automatically generated, do not change]:
> Machine: x86_64
> OS: linux-gnu
> Compiler: gcc
> Compilation CFLAGS:  -DPROGRAM='bash' -DCONF_HOSTTYPE='x86_64'
> -DCONF_OSTYPE='linux-gnu' -DCONF_MACHTYPE='x86_64-pc-linux-gnu'
> -DCONF_VENDOR='pc' -DLOCALEDI$
> uname output: Linux flower 2.6.31-1-amd64 #1 SMP Mon Nov 16 04:44:38
> UTC 2009 x86_64 GNU/Linux
> Machine Type: x86_64-pc-linux-gnu
> 
> Bash Version: 4.0
> Patch Level: 33
> Release Status: release
> 
> Description:
> 
> This file in the source contains a BSD license with an advertising clause:
> 
> bash-4.0/examples/loadables/getconf.c
> 
> 
> I'm curious if this is a problem, since Bash is mostly GPL version 3 (or 
> later).

It's a loadable builtin.  It has to be built separately and loaded with
enable -f.  And it's an example, for pete's sake.

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Chet Ramey, ITS, CWRU    address@hidden    http://cnswww.cns.cwru.edu/~chet/




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