[syslinux] SysLinux GPL license violation

Josef Siemes jsiemes at web.de
Mon Oct 20 01:32:43 PDT 2003


jc at ljchurch.co.uk schrieb am 20.10.03 10:21:56:
> On Mon, 20 Oct 2003 09:50:40 +0200, Josef Siemes <jsiemes at web.de> wrote:
> > 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.

Agreed ... from what was written above I thought that syslinux was violating
the GPL.  Ivo should have written something like 'EasyRDP violates GPL, syslinux
included in the package'. 

Sorry, but the wording above was quite confusing, and thanks Ivo for reporting



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