Newbie Question

David Johnson david at
Wed Oct 30 03:07:05 UTC 2002

On Tuesday 29 October 2002 05:58 pm, osi_curious at wrote:

> I am looking for a license which would not allow Win32-specific extensions
> to be added, to be more explicit.

The same answer applies. A provision that would block Win32 extensions would 
also block Linux, BSD, OSX, Solaris, GNU and other extensions. The practical 
effect would be a bland generic software that no one would want. Remember, 
there are extensions in everything from libc to the bourne shell. Depending 
on the wording of the license, even POSIX might not be generic enough.

David Johnson
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