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Re: System libraries and the GPLv2

Florian Weimer <fw@deneb.enyo.de> wrote:
>> #5 Declare GMP to be a system library.
> (snip)
>> #5 was how Fedora looked at the OpenSSL library issue. Since Debian
>> has another viewpoint on OpenSSL I somehow doubt we would use it for
>> GMP.
> I would like to suggest to treat more libraries as eligible for the
> system library exception within Debian.

The traditional interpretation as I understand it is that nothing
Debian ships qualifies for the the system exception.  This is because
Debian ships everything together, and the system exception only
applies for components that do not accompany the executable.

Walter Landry

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