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Re: XFree86 license difficulties

Scripsit Ken Arromdee <arromdee@rahul.net>
> On Mon, 2 Feb 2004, Glenn Maynard wrote:

> > Huh?  "unless that component itself accompanies the executable".  Debian
> > can't use the OS exception.

> If that means what it appears to mean, how could the OS exemption have ever
> been meant to be useful at all?

It is meant to allow third-party distribution of binaries linked with
the C libraries of proprietary Unices.

> the OS exemption can only have any effect when you distribute the
> component with the executable anyway.

No, read it again. It says that you does *not* have to distribute the
component or its source, even if is necessary to reproduce the binary
you're distributing.

Henning Makholm          "Also, the letters are printed. That makes the task
                        of identifying the handwriting much more difficult."

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