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

Steven Hartland killing at barrysworld.com
Tue Aug 5 08:30:43 EDT 2003

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Andreas Fredriksson" <andreas.fredriksson at dice.se>

> are you saying our backs are covered since users can "relink" by
> using the dynamic version with another library?

Thats how I read it and I asked a friend here, who's a copyright
lawyer, and that how he interpreted it too.

> If so I see no reason to not include the statically linked version in
> the future as well.

Phew without it we wont be running any BF1942 servers :(
> For BF it's the other way around--we'd like to supply the dynamic
> binary only because it is the most stable under any given platform
> just for the reason you point out.

Interesting I thought I rembered from the forums that it was the
other way round.

> Linking in a c library under unix isn't a very good idea in the first
> place but it was the only way I could achieve some degree of
> compatibility with older distros.

Theres always a penatly for being bleeding edge :)
> I'll talk to management and legal here and see if they agree on this
> interpretation.

Please let us know ASAP on that as we will need to inform our
customers that we can no longer support BF1942 if the static
binary is dropped, well unless you can do us a FreeBSD compile
that is :P

    Steve / K

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