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Re: [PROPOSAL] Full text of GPL must be included

> On Wed, Nov 29, 2000 at 07:40:11PM +0100, Wichert Akkerman wrote:
> > A more authoritive source disagrees with you.. RMS wrote the GPL
> > so I'll trust his opinion above yours.
> Ehm, Wichert, you wrote a [PROPOSAL] not a [DO IT NOW] message, so I
> think we could discuss about it. 
> I'm wondering about the meaning of "distribution". *Our* distribution is
> the whole distro or a single package? What do we distribute? And if we
> distribute a single package too, can we distribute GPL text in the same
> place (more or less) and in the same way (mirror or cd for example)? Or
> should GPL mean that GPL is *inside* the package? 
> Am I clear?
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Why not simply include the GPL file in each package and replace it with an
hard-link to the common copy in the package postinst?
In this way we can make RMS happy and still have one real copy of the GPL.

Massimo Dal Zotto

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