Re: Pine 4.00 termcap(Pine in Debian?)
On Thu, Jul 09, 1998 at 09:25:39AM -0500, Mark Mealman wrote:
> On Thu, 09 Jul 1998, Tim Buller wrote:
> >I'm trying to compile Pine 4.00 on a hamm/i386 system, and it wants to
> Is there any truth to the rumor that Debian's dist won't include pine because
> of some restrictions in the license put out by Washington state?
yes and no.
The problem with the license is that it doesn't allow distributions of
binaries compiled from changed source.
This means that a debian package of Pine can not be distibuted. This not only
puts pine in non-free but also makes it the case that pine ONLY exists
as a source package and not as a ready to go binary.
however if you get the source..and use dpkg-buildpackage...
you will get a nice debian package that you can install.
I THINK someone made a package called pine-src which was in non-free
which contained the source code and some build scripts...which would
unpack it, and either compile pine
or give you the tools to more easily compile pine.
The upshot being that you can get it with dselect or apt and didn't need
to manually get the source code package...
unfortunaly there was a big rukus over this...some arging its good...others
arguing that it violates policy...
Whether it still exists is anybodies guess....give it a look and see
> Washington's license doesn't seem any more restrictive than other public domain
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