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Re: PHPNuke license

> On Thu, Mar 06, 2003 at 12:48:07AM -0800, Mark Rafn wrote:
> > Sure, but why limit it to web apps?  Almost all apps communicate with the 
> > user in some manner.  How is delivering a blob of HTML to a renderer in
> > response to a query any different from delivering a blob of text to a 
> > logfile watcher in response to a syslog() call?  Or delivering email to a 
> > user by writing some files in response to a cron invocation?

On Thu, 6 Mar 2003, Steve Langasek wrote:
> I am not interacting with syslogd when it writes to a log file.

You are claiming that multiple requests to a program, while each is 
clearly non-interactive, should be called interactive if, over the group 
of them, there is some common thread (debug output from various runs of a 
test, for instance).  You're interacting with syslogd.

> I am not interacting with cron when it sends me email. 

Sure you are, if it sends you mail based on some input (a file in your
homedir, or a mail you sent to it).  Or at least if it sends you multiple 
mails and reads your input in between.

Certainly, under your definition, any GPL mailing list software would be
required to include a 2c notification in e-mails.  It's hard to see why an 
inetd would be exempted (I can make two requests and get two results, both 
based on my request input).
Mark Rafn    dagon@dagon.net    <http://www.dagon.net/>  

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