Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 10th May 2009 22:22 UTC
OSNews, Generic OSes And another week passes us by. This week we were informed about two projects replacing some GNU software with alternatives, FreeBSD, KDE, OpenOffice.org, and Windows 7 did new releases, Psystar replied to Apple's allegations (and the Apple world completely ignored it), and Chrome users were the most up-to-date with their browsers. This week's my take is a prelude to the one for next week.
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moving away from gnu software?
by cycoj on Mon 11th May 2009 02:28 UTC
cycoj
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I think the debian move to eglibc cannot be seen as a move away from the gnu software. Firstly, eglibc has the same licence as glibc, the LGPL or lesser GNU public licence. Secondly, eglibc follows the same copyright assignment rules as glibc, i.e. the FSF owns the copyright to eglibc as well.

See http://www.eglibc.org/faq:

Because all changes to EGLIBC meet the FSF's requirements for inclusion in GLIBC ...


So by no means a move away from GNU software.

J

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