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Re: GPLed gettext.

On Mon, 25 Jan 1999, Jules Bean wrote:

> On Mon, 25 Jan 1999, Santiago Vila wrote:
> > gettext had a security problem, Bug #28850, which has been fixed by
> > Vincent Renardias in gettext_0.10.35-6.1 (NMU). (Thanks Vincent).
> > 
> > However, the fix consisted in copying a set of files from libc,
> > which is LGPLed, into gettext, which is GPLed.
> > 
> > May be this really be done? (I think not).
> > 
> > Thanks.
> [from the LGPL]
> 3. You may opt to apply the terms of the ordinary GNU General Public
> License instead of this License to a given copy of the Library.  To do
> this, you must alter all the notices that refer to this License, so
> that they refer to the ordinary GNU General Public License, version 2,
> instead of to this License.  (If a newer version than version 2 of the
> ordinary GNU General Public License has appeared, then you can specify
> that version instead if you wish.)  Do not make any other change in
> these notices.

Ok, so the gettext version currently in Incoming (which still has many 
files saying "this is LGPLed") is illegal, right?

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