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Re: Corel's apt frontend



On Sun, Oct 31, 1999 at 09:41:42PM -0800, Bruce Perens wrote:
> From: Raul Miller <moth@debian.org>
> > The Corel Front End *ceases* *to* *function* if dpkg is 
> > not present.
> Yes, but copyright law does not deal with whether or not an application
> stops functioning if you remove another component of the system. Copyright
> law deals with copying.

Which is what happens when you make a CD with a /copy of/ dpkg and a
/copy of/ get_it.

The question is whether you're allowed to make this copy.

Cheers,
aj

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