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Re: Questions about waste licence and code.

"Wesley J. Landaker" <wjl@icecavern.net> writes:

> On Friday 13 May 2005 06:30, Steinar H. Gunderson wrote:
>> On Fri, May 13, 2005 at 02:20:02PM +0200, Romain Beauxis wrote:
>> > http://cvs.sourceforge.net/viewcvs.py/waste/waste/license.cpp?rev=1.1&v
>> >iew=auto
>> Has it ever occured to you that this might be the license text itself, in
>> some compressed form?
> In fact, that is what it is supposed to be, but even if not, the data is 
> never used during compilation or runtime. Deleting the file and removing 
> references to it yields bit-for-bit binaries vs. an original compile.
> Still, the question for upstream is: why is this here? It's not actually 
> used by the program.

If it where used I would suggest replacing it with

#include "/usr/share/common-licenses/GPL" (or a file inside the source)

and patch to make it use plain text instead of crypted data.


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