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Re: Ghostscript 6.0

On Wed, 8 Mar 2000, Branden Robinson wrote:

> Eh?  There would be no real code changes at all.  As I understand it, the
> license on 5.5 is all that has changed.  So why not move it from non-free
> to main for potato?

Hi Branden,

if you look at the mail below, you can see that this discussion is
obsolete now.


Date: Thu, 9 Mar 2000 17:33:35 -0500
From: L. Peter Deutsch <ghost@aladdin.com>
To: info-gnu@gnu.org
Subject: Ghostscript 5.50 withdrawn
Resent-Date: Thu, 9 Mar 2000 17:44:22 -0500
Resent-From: info-gnu@gnu.org

Due to problems in a fragile packaging script, approximately 85% of the
files in the recent GNU Ghostscript 5.50 release had an incorrect
copyright/license notice.  As a result, the files have conflicting licenses
that make it impossible for anyone to legally redistribute this release.
Please delete all copies of this release immediately.

When we finish "fixing" the packaging script (this being at least the fourth
time we have "fixed" it), we will make a new release, which will be numbered
GNU Ghostscript 5.51.  We cannot predict how long this will take, so please
do not ask us for a date, even an approximate one.

We apologize for the inconvenience.

- -- 

L. Peter Deutsch

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