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Re: A new practical problem with invariant sections?

On 2/20/06, Glenn Maynard <glenn@zewt.org> wrote:
> I still don't understand how either of these (whether Qmail or TeX) could
> have been considered so critical that it justified sacrificing code reuse,
> allowing licenses to effectively prohibit it.  People say "trust me, we
> thought about this", but I have yet to hear the resulting rationale, if
> there ever really was any.

Code re-use (in the sense of using the code outside the package
in question) wasn't one of the priorities.

If it had been, we'd have required everything be compatible with
the GPL.


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