Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 17th Aug 2009 09:34 UTC, submitted by moochris
BeOS & Derivatives I had been following the mailing list for the Haiku project the past week with growing interest. The topic of discussion? Why, the alpha release, of course! What needs to be done, who needs to prepare what, and most importantly, what schedule are they going to settle on? Well, after numerous insightful back-and-forths, the community has settled on a schedule.
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No GPL?
by obi_oni on Mon 17th Aug 2009 17:51 UTC
obi_oni
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2006-02-15

GPL code is of course also possibly problematic, as the GPL is incompatible with the MIT license the Haiku project uses (one-way compatibility is no compatibility).


Does that mean they're not going to distribute gcc in their developer oriented alpha?

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RE: No GPL?
by phoudoin on Mon 17th Aug 2009 22:15 in reply to "No GPL?"
phoudoin Member since:
2006-06-09

Haiku is not linked *against* GCC, except for the glue code that is not under GPL but LGPL.

No, what it means is that components which *are* linked with GPL'ed code won't be include in the alpha. It's optional components, like some media codecs (AC3 decoder) and foreign file systems (reiserfs and ntfs).

The last one, ntfs, may be the one that people will miss a bit eventually.

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RE[2]: No GPL?
by umccullough on Tue 18th Aug 2009 01:36 in reply to "RE: No GPL?"
umccullough Member since:
2006-01-26

No, what it means is that components which *are* linked with GPL'ed code won't be include in the alpha. It's optional components, like some media codecs (AC3 decoder) and foreign file systems (reiserfs and ntfs).

The last one, ntfs, may be the one that people will miss a bit eventually.


Actually, I already miss the AC3 ;)

I had an interesting discussion with someone representing the FSF, and it seems Haiku may be a bit on the paranoid side here.

We could always contact the GPL authors of the bits involved and ask them what they feel we should/shouldn't do ;)

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