[bf1942] Statically linked version to be dropped--licensing

Steven Hartland killing at barrysworld.com
Tue Aug 5 07:16:19 EDT 2003

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Ryan C. Gordon" <icculus at clutteredmind.org>
> > Star Trek Elite Force server as they ship a static and a dynamic
> > version. From my reading your in the clear by also shipping the
> This is a valid interpretation of the LGPL. Loki used to do this...you got
> both static and dynamic builds, but we didn't want to hear from you if you
> used the dynamic version (i.e. - we needed to supply it, but we didn't
> have to support it). 

Thanks for that ryan it would be a huge loss if the static version was lost.

> In fact, it's fairly dangerous to statically link glibc for technical reasons,
> but you need to dynamically link with the right version to not cause
> problems...the whole thing is a huge mess.

So far, from reading thought the forums, there seems to have been
fewer issues with static version but it is as you say a catch 22 situation.

    Steve / K

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