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Subject: Re: [hwloc-devel] libpci: GPL
From: Brice Goglin (Brice.Goglin_at_[hidden])
Date: 2013-02-09 09:51:09


Le 09/02/2013 15:47, Jeff Squyres (jsquyres) a écrit :
> On Feb 6, 2013, at 1:24 PM, Samuel Thibault <samuel.thibault_at_[hidden]> wrote:
>
>> On another level, as previously mentioned, such kind of option would
>> mean that we track GPL-ness, while we can't really promise that we can
>> check the licence of the libraries we are linking with.
> Why not?

You know their usual license, but you can't check at runtime that the
libnuma/libxml/libpci you're actually linking to is the usual one with
the license you expect and not another one with same ABI but different
license.

Brice