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



On Thu, Nov 30, 2000 at 12:55:39PM -0700, Rando Christensen wrote:
> That way, even dpkg would warn on a --install that license-gpl was
> suppossed to be installed as well, which counts, IMO, as accompanying all
> gpl'd programs with the GPL itself.

Note that dpkg itself is GPLed, so if you have a working version of dpkg,
you almost certainly already have a copy of the GPL. (On a Debian system,
the GPL's in base-files, which is essential). Note that if you want to
get any use out of a deb (other than just look at how it's laid out,
maybe), you almost certainly need to run it on a Linux system, and Linux
is also GPLed (ditto Hurd).

Cheers,
aj

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