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Re: Fwd: GNU VCG

On Wed, Oct 16, 2002 at 06:47:33PM -0500, David Starner wrote:
> Hmm? Your comment heads up bug #158529; VCG is a package in main, that
> has deliberately obfuscated code.

Heh, thanks for the reminder.

I weigh in on so many licensing discussions, I hope you'll forgive me if
I don't have instant recall of all of them.  :)

> 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.

Sounds good...

> 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.


G. Branden Robinson                |     You could wire up a dead rat to a
Debian GNU/Linux                   |     DIMM socket and the PC BIOS memory
branden@debian.org                 |     test would pass it just fine.
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