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Re: Tab-Completion in gnuplot



On Sat, 21 Jun 2003, Colin Watson wrote:

> On Fri, Jun 20, 2003 at 04:53:56PM -0600, Gary Hennigan wrote:
> > Joey Hess <joeyh@debian.org> writes:
> > > Quoting /usr/share/doc/gnuplot/README.Debian:
> > >
> > > libreadline
> > > -----------
> [...]
> > Of course I don't fully understand all the "GPL implications". I
> > believe what the Debian gnuplot maintainer means is that it's ok to
> > use GNU readline library with gnuplot, gnuplot just can't be
> > distributed that way and so (s)he doesn't distribute it that way with
> > Debian.
>
> Correct. You can't take GPL code, link it against non-GPL code (more
> specifically code that cannot be distributed under the terms of the GPL;
> this means that BSD-minus-advertising-clause and LGPL are not a problem,
> for example, but gnuplot's licence is since it imposes additional
> restrictions over and above those in the GPL), and distribute the
> resulting binary.

What other .debs are in the same situation and would therefore benefit
from a local tweak and rebuild?



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