GPL compatible license?
Could somebody check if this license is compatible with the GPL? It was
considered free with Debian, if I remember correctly. I'm a bit worried
about 4. 'may not omit any of the copyright notices on [..] the executable
The Elm(tm) Mail System General Public License
(C) Copyright 1988-1992, USENET Community Trust
(C) Copyright 1986,1987, by Dave Taylor
Permission is hereby granted for copying and distribution of copies of
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Elm or components of Elm, with or without additions developed by
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and provided that those interested only in Elm must be notified
that it is a product freely available from the Elm Development Group.
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copies of the Elm Documentation, with or without additions developed by
you or by others at no charge or at a charge that covers the cost of
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3. Furthermore, if you distribute Elm software or parts of Elm, with
or without additions developed by you or others, then you must
either make available the source to all portions of the Elm system
(exclusive of any additions made by you or by others) upon request,
or instead you may notify anyone requesting source that it is
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whatever portions of Elm that are distributed.
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nor is there any fitness for use represented.
Software is a malleable thing - especially UNIX - and the authors can in no
way guarantee that using this program will not cause grievous damage to your
system. Of course this isn't anticipated, but if it does happen, the authors
cannot be held liable for any damages either directly or indirectly caused
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of the Elm software except as expressly indicated herein. Any attempts to
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