Re: Embeddable editor C source?
From: George Neuner (gneuner2_at_dont.spam.me)
Date: Fri, 20 Feb 2004 05:05:11 -0500
On 19 Feb 2004 18:19:07 GMT, Hans-Bernhard Broeker
>CBFalconer <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
>> Dingo wrote:
>> > Woudn't using GNU GPL source code in the project require
>> > distribution all the code for the device?
>> If it is a separate program, why? If it is embedded in something
>> else, yes, but that was not the OPs question.
>Well, this _is_ c.a.embedded, and the subject is an embeddable editor
>(for an 8-bit platform, too, which probably makes use of GNU ed a
>While I'm certainly not a lawyer, I don't think one can have separate
>programs inside an actual embedded system so as to wiggle out of the
>so-called "GPL virus" clause that way.
I think an argument could probably be made for a separate executable
running under a heavyweight RTOS (VxWorks, QNX, etc.). In any case
I'm sure the FSF would find some way to disagree.
George (also not a lawyer)
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