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Re: Bug#191717: automake1.6: install-sh licensing nightmare?

On Wednesday, May 7, 2003, at 03:53 AM, Branden Robinson wrote:

Is your argument that because of the nature of GNU automake, it might be
causing our users to inadvertently infringe MIT's copyright?

Yes, that's the argument. See the first paragraph under the quoted material, which reads in part:
    "...but it also automatically installs a copy of install-sh
     into automake-using packages when --add-missing is used.  The
     authors of these other software packages are almost certainly
     not aware of this clause in the install-sh license and how it
     affects their programs."

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