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Re: libreadline

* Steve Langasek <vorlon@netexpress.net> [020507 16:47]:
> On Tue, May 07, 2002 at 03:24:37PM +1000, Brian May wrote:
> > On Tue, 2002-05-07 at 13:33, Walter Landry wrote:
> > > If it doesn't, then the OpenSSL code, by itself, does not touch any
> > > GPL'd code.  The interpreter, which includes GPL code, does not touch
> > > any OpenSSL code.  We have one program that calls another program
> > > through well-documented interfaces.  I don't think that there is any
> > > problem with distributing them as two separate entities.
> > > There might be a problem if you distribute them together.  To allay
> > > any concerns, I would recommend splitting python into 2 packages.
> > Yuck. Now I regret picking on Python. I hadn't expected it would be this
> > difficult to fix...
> Hmm -- PHP once had a readline extension, that was dropped completely
> due to the licensing conflicts.  Licensing is most complex and least
> intuitive when dealing with interpreted languages... :)

The license of PHP4 itself is incompatible with the GPL, although free
(according to the FSF), so they had a better reason to drop the readline
module ;-).


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