Re: One unclear point in the Vim license
Glenn Maynard wrote:
> On Wed, Jan 02, 2002 at 03:25:06PM -0800, Thomas Bushnell, BSG wrote:
> > > I notice Vim in testing links against libgpm, which is GPL (according
> > > to /usr/doc/libgpmg1/copyright). Is this a problem, Vim's license being
> > > GPL-incompatible? (http://www.gnu.org/philosophy/license-list.html) I'm
> > > not entirely clear on what can link to GPL libraries and when.
> > Certainly the current Vim license is GPL-incompatible. (Even if we
> > decided it's free after all, it's definitely not ok to link it against
> > a GPLd library.)
> Alright, I'll file this. Bram, you might want to check out any other
> libraries Vim optionally links agaist. (This is another, completely
> different reason to make your license GPL-compatible.)
I don't think that is my task. Perhaps it's just a problem for you,
since you do the compiling.
Anyway, I can't see how the GPL intentionally forbids compiling a
library with it. That wouldn't be "free". And you probably have the
sources for the library available somewhere, so what would be the
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