DCE is now available as open source under the LGPL
The entire DCE 1.2.2 release is now available as open source under the LGPL, and may be downloaded over the web. The release is big, consisting of about 100 ".tar.gz" files that take up 170 Megabytes. (Note that we include the PostScript of all the documentation, for example.) Please see the DCE Home Page for more information about DCE in general.
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NOTE! For the purposes of this license, all of DCE is considered a Library as per section 0 of the LGPL. In addition, linking with DCE will be construed to be either: i) static or dynamic binding into an executable, ii) accessing functionality via network interfaces, for example, via sockets. Such linking does *not* fall under the heading of "derived work".
Also note that the LGPL below is copyrighted by the Free Software Foundation, but the instance of code that it refers to (DCE 1.2.2) is copyrighted by The Open Group and others who actually wrote it.
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