Re: Transitive closure of licenses
On Tue, 2002-07-23 at 17:58, Glenn Maynard wrote:
> Now, a DFSG-free program only needs one DFSG-free version of all of its
> dependencies to be in main (and not contrib), but this is getting messy.
> If B depends on A, and either A or B can be modified in any way, but some
> modifications to A may make B non-free using that implementation, is B
> *head spinning* I'm going to go code. It takes much less thought ...
It's not so hard to imagine a similar situation outside of TeX-world.
To quote a recently seen example:
nautilus -> libgnomevfs0
If you rebuild libgnomevfs0 and link it to OpenSSL, then you change the
license status of nautilus. Think libgnomevfs0 as "A" and nautilus as
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