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Re: Fwd: GNU VCG

On Wed, Oct 16, 2002 at 11:28:02AM -0500, Branden Robinson wrote:
> What's VCG?  An freely-licensed alternative?  What's the point of
> contention?

Hmm? Your comment heads up bug #158529; VCG is a package in main, that
has deliberately obfuscated code. It seems that James Michael DuPont and
the Free Software Foundation has managed to get the source, and are
releasing it as a GNU project. 

VCG is apparently an alternative to graphviz, that they plan to link
into every GNU program, because actually outputting files, so that you
could run them through other programs is bad; someone, somewhere,
might actually use that data in a non-approved way. They might forget to
put a license on their perl script, say.

David Starner - starner@okstate.edu
Falshe fridn iz beser vi a rikhtige krig. /
A bad peace is better than a good war. - Yiddish Proverb

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