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Re: [SLUG] MS Linux gets closer
- To: Howard Lowndes <lannet@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Subject: Re: [SLUG] MS Linux gets closer
- From: Paul Robinson <Paul.Robinson@xxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Tue Oct 17 08:36:26 2000
- Cc: slug@xxxxxxxxxxx
A "no source code" version of linux or of the ".NET" applications?
Doesn't products like Vmware already do this? All I've ever seen on the
Vmware site is binaries.
Correct me if I'm wrong (cos I've never actually read the GPL, just got
the general jist of it) doesn't the GPL only apply if you have used
source code from a GPL program in your own program that you are then
obliged to release your program under the GPL as well?
So long as VMware hasn't used a single line of GPL code (and alternately
Corel when they port the m$ .NET crud) then they are ok to give you just
binaries, aren't they? Or is one of the .NET programs going to be a MS
Linux? My understanding of the article was that they were going to port
MS applications to linux, not redesign linux such that it works with the
applications (Although that would probably be SOP for MS.)
Howard Lowndes wrote:
> My concern here is that M$ might use its clout to challenge the GPL and
> try to distribute its own "no source code" version.
> LANNet Computing Associates <http://www.lannet.com.au>
> On Tue, 17 Oct 2000 kevin@xxxxxxxxxxx wrote:
> > Whilst not directly releasing its own distribution
> > Microsoft may use its recent deal with Corel to
> > "ease itself into the open source community" according
> > this article by the National Post Online
> > http://www.nationalpost.com/search/story.html?f=/stories/20001012/426367.html
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