[syslinux] SysLinux GPL license violation

Julian Church jc at ljchurch.co.uk
Mon Oct 20 01:21:51 PDT 2003

On Mon, 20 Oct 2003 09:50:40 +0200, Josef Siemes <jsiemes at web.de> wrote:

> Hi,
> Ivo Palli <ivo at palli.nl> schrieb am 19.10.03 03:40:46:
>> SysLinux, being a GPL product, is being sold under a very restrictive
>> license without even offering the sources to the public.
>> I've written up my findings here: http://www.palli.nl/~ivo/rdp/
> Haven't even looked at your page, but you're completely wrong. Download 
> the
> package, and you'll find a lot of '*.asm' files. No C code included, 
> since syslinux
> is written in assembler, and there are also readme's that point out 
> which tools
> to use to get your binary.
> So please look into the package before complaining.

I think you're being a bit hasty with your criticism there, Josef.

Ivo's is concerned about a company that seems to be using syslinux as part 
of a commercial product without following the stipulations of the GPL.  I 
think you should have a look at the article he wrote.


Julian Church

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