BSD folks position on GPL, Novell, IBM, SCO, and MS...

Jeremy C. Reed reed at
Sat Nov 25 06:58:10 PST 2006

> PS...  One more question...  Being that Linux emulation is available 
> as a port for the BSDs, I would assume (but haven't taken the time to 
> research) that GPLd code is used.  If there comes to be issues with 
> Linux, what would that mean for BSDs compatibility in regards to 
> emulation?

No GPL'd code is used for the Linux ABI support. Have a look at the code 
under src/sys/compat/linux/. And look at the linux(4) manpage.

Nevertheless, you will probably use glibc and other programs built for 
Linux that are GPL'd ...

I think you will find many answers to your other questions in this lists 
(or the chat list) archives. I don't recall any discussion hear about 
Novell/Microsoft deal though.

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