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> if it's right, and i suppose it is, then everything - ie EVERYTHING -
> that runs on linux links to libc and therefore must be gpl (under linux
> at least).
Glibc, the FSF implementation of the standard C library (libc), is covered
by the *L*GPL, not the GPL. No need to panic.
Looking at a fairly recent release (2.2.5), the last line of the README
refers you to COPYING.LIB, and looking at that says pretty clearly that
it's the LGPL.
Rich Salz Chief Security Architect
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