[ros-dev] CRT source code issue
dverkamp at purdue.edu
Sat Aug 4 00:51:55 CEST 2007
Aleksey Bragin wrote:
> It may look like a serious problem, but in reality, the source code
> of these functions is released by Microsoft in SSCLI 2.0, with a
> license which allows GPLing of the source code, with one restriction:
> "You may not use or distribute this Software and any derivative works
> in any form for commercial purposes.".
> SSCLI 2.0 can be freely downloaded by everyone, license is also
> certainly available to read.
IANAL, but as far as I can tell, such a license is not compatible with
the GPL since it imposes "further restrictions on the recipients'
exercise of the rights granted" (GPL version 2, section 6).
-- Daniel Verkamp
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