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Old 11-23-2010, 08:57 AM   #1
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What alternative to Busy box exists?
DO we need to publish entire userspace application if we use busy box?
Is there a simple utility which is other than busy box that can be used to perform some of the commends of busy box?
 
Old 11-24-2010, 02:03 PM   #2
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In what way would you be simplifying anything by not using busybox? You could install discrete applications for all the things busybox presently does, but that sounds more complex, to me. You can build busybox with a reduced complement of functionality, if it is simply the size that concerns you.

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Old 11-25-2010, 12:18 AM   #3
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Main reason for not using busy box is GPL. If I use busy box, i need to publish my application source code right? I also heard that there are leagal problems if we use busy box in the software which will be redistributed. So i am looking for a soultion which enables me to overcome the leagal issues.
 
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Oh, then I think you should re-compose & publish your question in the context of the GPL issue. If you find an alternative to busybox, it seems lilely that it will have similar legal emcumbrances. Perhaps others can comment with some authority on legal issues, but I cannot.

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Old 11-25-2010, 04:50 PM   #5
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Main reason for not using busy box is GPL. If I use busy box, i need to publish my application source code right? I also heard that there are leagal problems if we use busy box in the software which will be redistributed. So i am looking for a soultion which enables me to overcome the leagal issues.
I'm not a lawyer, nor do I have any legal experience whatsoever, but my understanding of the GPL is that your application only falls under the GPL if you link with a GPL library. Given that busybox provides shell tools it seems unlikely that you will be linking with it.
 
Old 11-25-2010, 09:53 PM   #6
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I basically agree with ntubski.

You can use busybox if you follow it's rules. You don't have to offer your source code for your work. I doubt you could build any part of busybox into your app anyway. It is pretty simple
 
  


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