Subject: Re: programs vs. libraries
From: shap@eros.cis.upenn.edu
Date: Fri, 28 Aug 1998 23:29:00 -0400

>  > 1. Running gcc on top of Solaris doesn't require me to free Solaris.
>  >    You seem to suggest that running Linux on top of EROS is different
>  >    in some way.  I'ld appreciate your thoughts on why the two cases
>  >    are not parallel.
> 
> You're not the publisher of Solaris, so you have no such obligation.

This ducks the point.  Plenty of people at Sun run GCC internally.
Suppose I were the publisher of Solaris for the sake of argument.