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Re: Meaning of `source code'

On Mon, 3 Nov 1997, Ian Jackson wrote:

> Juan Cespedes <cespedes@debian.org>
> >         So, if I write a program which needs a non-free compiler to be
> > built, that program _cannot be free_ according to the GPL.  But do we
> > consider it free?
> No, we do not.  We're even stricter - you have to be able to built it
> using packages in the Debian main distribution.

	Well, then I think we have a big problem here.  We'll have to
move to `contrib' one of the packages installed in the bootdisks:

	The author (H. Peter Anvin <hpa@zytor.com>) has licensed it as
GPL, but it needs Turbo Assembler to be built from the sources.

	I tried to convert it to use `as86', but it's not easy.

Juan Cespedes

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