Re: GPL-script to be run on a non-free interpreter
Ralf Treinen <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> Can someone point me to examples of such exception clauses to GPL?
Not exactly the same case, but xwatch is GPLed and has an exemption
clause to link to a non-free library. The add-on is the third paragraph
XWatch - a tool to monitor logfiles and display new logs in an X window.
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