Subject: Re: PAM
To: Oleg Polyanski <>
From: Roland Dowdeswell <>
List: current-users
Date: 08/29/2002 17:12:57
On 1030576333 seconds since the Beginning of the UNIX epoch
Oleg Polyanski wrote:

> I was pretty sure that shared libraries can taint the main
> binary as well as static can.

Quote from the GPL:

	For an executable work, complete source code means
	all the source code for all modules it contains,
	plus any associated interface definition files, plus
	the scripts used to control compilation and installation
	of the executable.  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.

So, not if the framework is distributed with the Operating System.

Also, not that the GPL is like Quantum Mechanics in a sense, in
that in only kicks in when there is a ``distribution'' [like an
``observation''.]  And hence only if you distribute NetBSD with
the offending module does it matter.

    Roland Dowdeswell                      http://www.Imrryr.ORG/~elric/