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Re: Bug#189164: libdbd-mysql-perl uses GPL lib, may be used by GPL-incompatible apps

On Tuesday, May 27, 2003, at 15:19 US/Eastern, Brian T. Sniffen wrote:

All of those --
TCP, HTTP, and DEB -- are generic formats.

.deb isn't. There is, AFAIK, only one implementation.

At the very least, alien and dpkg deal with it; I believe there are

If I remember correctly, alien uses dpkg-deb to do its work. Even if not, isn't alien GPL?

[...] but really, you'd rather be writing a derivative of a GPL
work than a GFDL work.

At least we can agree on that ;-)

I wonder how this relates to library interfaces...

Me too.

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