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Re: Intent to package xmemos

On Sat, 1999-03-27 23:24:31 -0800, Darren O. Benham wrote:

> Legally, you can not distribute GPL software that's been linked to
> xforms.  To include it in Debian, it has to be compiled against fltk.
> If it won't compile, it has to go the way of KDE.

XWatch is a similar program.  In Debian version 2.10-3 (potato),
/usr/doc/xwatch/xwatch.README says:

    Copyright policy:
        MegaHard (who wants a Microsoft?)
        PostcardWare (send me a postcard from abroad if you like it)
        but really: GPL, see the file COPYING.

...and it is linked against XForms:

chiara:~# ldd /usr/X11R6/bin/xwatch 
        libforms.so.0.88 => /usr/X11R6/lib/libforms.so.0.88 (0x4000f000)

So now I'm confused.  Could you please explain?


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