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Re: sponsor(s) needed for emelfm, upx, libucl

On Tue, Apr 11, 2000 at 10:19:19AM -0500, David Starner wrote:
> On Tue, Apr 11, 2000 at 05:03:21PM +0200, Eduard Bloch wrote:
> > Sure. UPX creates new binaries, including an executable header (which is
> > under GPL) and the compressed contents of the real executable. But there
> > are some limitations regarding the compression of non-GPL-programs with
> > an modified version of UPX. 
> It's how Debian and RMS would interpret the conditions of the GPL - if you're
> going to link (which, as they say, this is a special form of) with a GPL'ed
> library (the UPX stub) then the program must be GPL. 

how is this different to compressing the (commercial) binary with gzexe?
or to make is simpler, compressing the binary with gzip and putting
gunzip -c program.gz >/tmp/program
exec /tmp/program

as original program name?
gzip is GPL

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