Subject: Re: GPL'd kernel parts
To: Ignatios Souvatzis <>
From: Michael Graff <>
List: tech-kern
Date: 09/11/1996 14:54:10
Ignatios Souvatzis <> writes:

> The GPL requires that every code which is linked with GPL'd code into
> a single binary to be placed under GPL, too. This would directly
> violate UCB's licensing conditions (and similar conditions from other
> universities), which requires us to keep them unchanged. This even
> holds if we wouldn't mind making the code unusable for people which do
> binary-only distributions (because of, say, special code for own
> hardware which they don't want to disclose).

So, if someone has, say, a motif application for linux, and it happens
to be linked to their libc, we could demand to get their sources?