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

Kingsley Foreman kingsley at uglypunk.com
Tue Aug 5 10:45:41 EDT 2003

freebsd now owrks with it 
u just have to use the linux_base-8 port
not the linux_base one

testing it today
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Steven Hartland" <killing at barrysworld.com>
To: <bf1942 at icculus.org>
Sent: Tuesday, August 05, 2003 10:00 PM
Subject: Re: [bf1942] Statically linked version to be dropped--licensing

> ----- 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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