[Debian-eeepc-devel] UPX

Damyan Ivanov dmn at debian.org
Fri Aug 15 09:05:29 UTC 2008

-=| Andrew Williams, Fri, Aug 15, 2008 at 09:21:51AM +0100 |=-
> 2008/8/15 Fabio Pugliese Ornellas <fabio.ornellas at gmail.com>:
> > Sort off-topic, but related. I found this
> > http://upx.sourceforge.net/
> > tool today, which promises great binary compression and very fast
> > decompression (very small slow down at startup). It would be particularly
> I'd personally ask to avoid it, their licensing is GPL and in the
> "free commerical" license they make reference to this nugget.
>    The stub which is imbedded in each UPX compressed program is part
>    of UPX and UCL, and contains code that is under our copyright. The
>    terms of the GNU General Public License still apply as compressing
>    a program is a special form of linking with our stub.

This would be a problem only if you distribute the result, no?

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