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Re: cl-typesetting license

MJ Ray <mjr@dsl.pipex.com> writes:

> Henning Makholm <henning@makholm.net> wrote:
>>>>  * 5. Applications using cl-typesetting like Web servers, Web applications
>>>>  *    native applications, and other software applications must insert
>>>>  *    the following acknowledgment on the same page/window than the interface
>>>>  *    items used to generate documents or view generated documents with
>>>>  *    cl-typesetting: "Document(s) generated with cl-typesetting"
>> I think this is non-free; it is a functional restriction.
>> It smells slightly like the PHPnuke thing.
> At first glance, it looks like a (GPL-incompatble) extremely
> obnoxious advertising clause, but then it is actually applied
> to things using the output of the library. It's similar
> to software saying "any output of this library must be a
> file complying with the FOO standard" which was considered
> non-free in http://bugs.debian.org/181969 and discussed in
> http://lists.debian.org/debian-legal/2004/01/

Sound free to me, since not the output of the library is required to
confirm to it, but the interface which generates the input for the
library. So to me it looks basically just like something like GPLs 2c
section applied to the web.

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