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Re: XFS, Linux, and Solaris. -- Dual GPL/Commercial Licensing

To: "Jesse W. Asher" <jasher1@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Subject: Re: XFS, Linux, and Solaris. -- Dual GPL/Commercial Licensing
From: Eric Sandeen <sandeen@xxxxxxx>
Date: 09 Nov 2001 10:14:54 -0600
Cc: linux-xfs@xxxxxxxxxxx
In-reply-to: <200111091242.fA9CgFL03491@oss.sgi.com>
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Hi Jesse - 

> Hmmm.  I understand now.  Seems pretty reasonable.  I guess I'm just 
> used to open source meaning that I can download the source, compile for 
> whatever platform I desire and install it on that platform.  

You can - you just can't necessarily distribute the result.

This is all stock and trade for the GPL - nothing unique about XFS's
licensing (which is just GPL.)

I suppose this topic might be better suited to gnu.misc.discuss... :)

-Eric


Eric Sandeen      XFS for Linux     http://oss.sgi.com/projects/xfs
sandeen@xxxxxxx   SGI, Inc.


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