Re: Transitive closure of licenses
On Tue, 2002-07-23 at 18:34, Glenn Maynard wrote:
> On Tue, Jul 23, 2002 at 06:09:38PM -0500, Jeff Licquia wrote:
> > 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
> > "B".
> That's due to changes in license relationships, though, not due to
> features being added or removed. I can still make whatever feature
> changes I want to OpenSSL without changing the freeness of libgnomevfs0
> or nautilus.
Right. But you can't add a certain feature (namely, OpenSSL support) to
libgnomevfs0 without making nautilus non-distributable.
The relevant difference here is that you're removing a feature from
LaTeX which changes its free status.
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