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Re: CERN root

Hi Adam!

You wrote:

> The license is at http://root.cern.ch/root/License.html. I'm assuming the
> specific cause of concern is:
> "Additionally, the authors grant permission to modify this software and its
> documentation for any purpose, provided that such modifications are not
> distributed without the explicit consent of the authors"

Even worse, it apparently links against Xclass (LGPL) and Cernlib (GPL)
libraries[1], while the above license it clearly GPL- (and possibly(?) LGPL-)
incompatible.  Theredore, it cannot even be legally distributed.

[1] http://www.princeton.edu/~kmccarty/physics-software-rant.html

Kind regards,
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