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Re: SableVM/Kaffe pissing contest

Walter Landry writes:

> I meant linking as a shorthand for "incorporated as a section of a
> whole work".  Although Kaffe is actually objecting to being
> distributed while "linked" to Eclipse.

My point is that it has no clear basis for that objection without
violating DFSG #9.

> I am talking about a CD that does not have bsd readline.  To clarify,
> imagine the CD were made without access to bsd readline at all.  Would
> that be allowed?


> > We covered all this earlier, and there was no good explanation of why
> > Eclipse + Kaffe is bad but other GPL-incompatible packages + GPLed
> > Essential: yes packages are okay.  For example: does any non-GPL
> > package that calls out (using only cross-platform options) to one of
> > the binaries in coreutils, diff, find, grep, gzip, etc violate the
> > GPL?
> Many of the utilities are covered by the exemption given by the FSF in
> the gpl-interpreter FAQ.

The gpl-interpreter FAQ addresses the interpreted scripts, not
programs that use the utilities to operate.

Michael Poole

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