Re: Bug#227159: ocaml: Worse, the QPL is not DFSG-free
On Mon, Jul 19, 2004 at 01:51:52PM -0400, Brian Thomas Sniffen wrote:
> firstname.lastname@example.org writes:
> > Also, the code is free, no problem with that, you just can't link it with
> > GPLed code, or more exactly you can't distribute the result of the linking
> > with GPLed code, which is not something we are doing.
> Debian is distributing them linked, with special scripts to pull the
> .el file in and use it with Emacs.
WRONG. Debian is distributing them in source form, and the compilation is done
at installation time, and the linking at emacs run time. Furthermore, since i
remove them from binary packages, even the above is not done.
Again you obviously didn't read the bug report you are answering too, nor the
debian-legal archive about this issue.
> > But anybody is free to make a QPL compatible emacs reimplementation, and the
> > source code is then usefull to him. By removing them from the binary package
> > is enouhg to make sure nobody actually links it with emacs code, or at least
> > we don't facilitate it.
> The last clause is the most correct.
Well, we are in any way not distributing illegally linked code, so ...
> And anyway, tuareg-mode is superior, and under the GPL.
So, please go away and don't disturb the matter.