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Re: Intent to package: vcg

[License issue, discussion moved to -legal.  Please remove -devel from

On Sun, 17 Jan 1999, Philipp Frauenfelder wrote:

> Hi,
> last year, some people did a "graphing the debian keyring". 
> David Frey gave a hint about a free software to do that. 
> Apparently, it is not packaged for debian. It produces 
> postscript or X11 output.
> For more info:
> http://www.cs.uni-sb.de/RW/users/sander/html/gsvcg1.html
> The copyright is GPL with some uglified files (the graph layout 
> modules)---they are no longer human readable. This should be 
> acceptable to go in main.


Note that the GPL defines source code in such a way that obfuscated source
code does not qualify as source code.  So, by the GPL's rules, this is not
being provided with source, which probably makes in undistributable,
since we cannot satisfy the GPL on it by including source code or an offer
to provide such.

Perhaps you would like to email the author and try to persuade not to
adopt this strategy?


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