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Re: draft for new Vim license

Branden Robinson wrote:

> Well, I can see an easy way around this:
> Don't ship Vim such that it tries to link against the gpm library by
> default.  This would be wrong anyway since Vim is not GPL'ed, and this
> would encourage people to violate the license on the GPM library.

That's not necessary if the Vim license is GPL compatible, which I think
it (almost) is now.

> Debian can write a very small patch that enables linking with libgpm,
> and Debian can license that patch under the GNU GPL.

Don't like using this kind of tricks.

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