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Is the license of gnuplot compatible with the DFSG ?
Another point, regarding the name and the licensing :
1.3 Does gnuplot have anything to do with the FSF and the GNU project?
Gnuplot is neither written nor maintained by the FSF. It is not
covered by the General Public License, either. It used to be
distributed by the FSF, however, due to licensing issues it is no
Gnuplot is freeware in the sense that you don't have to pay for
it. However it is not freeware in the sense that you would be allowed
to distribute a modified version of your gnuplot freely. Please read
and accept the Copyright file in your distribution.
What is your opinion about that ?
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