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Re: lirc license

On Sat, Mar 26, 2005 at 01:41:37AM +0000, Benjamin A'Lee wrote:
> On Fri, Mar 25, 2005 at 01:38:25PM +0100, Bas Wijnen wrote:
> [...]
> > However, when starting irrecord, it says:
> > IMPORTANT: The license of the config files created by this program requires
> > that you send them to the author. If you don't like this license exit this
> > program now by pressing Ctrl-C! Otherwise press RETURN.
> > End quote.
> > 
> [...]
> I was under the impression that the output of a program wasn't covered by the
> licence of the program (or any licence dictated by the author of the program).
> Wouldn't that be similar to the output of GCC being automatically covered by the
> GPL, or am I misunderstanding something (I wouldn't be surprised if I was).

The output of a program may be covered by the license of the
program. It's one of those fuzzy cases that is difficult to
predict. To avoid problems, the license of gcc explicitly disclaims
this, granting you an unlimited license to do anything with its

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