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Re: Integration of gettext in Perl

From: Thomas Bushnell, BSG
Subject: Re: Integration of gettext in Perl
Date: 01 Aug 2002 15:40:24 -0700
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address@hidden (Paul Jarc) writes:

> address@hidden (Thomas Bushnell, BSG) wrote:
> > Guido Flohr <address@hidden> writes:
> >> The module will be available as free (GPL and/or Artistic) software.
> >> Please do not publish the above URL, the home address of the package
> >> will be on the CPAN (http://www.cpan.org/).
> >
> > The module can only be available as GPL; it cannot be put under the
> > Artistic license without violating the GPL on gettext.
> Is the work as distributed itself a derivative work of gettext?  It
> doesn't seem to me that it is, in which case it seems that gettext's
> license is irrelevant.

In general, the GPL applies to complete programs.  Linking gettext
into Perl produces a big program, which can only be distributed under
the terms of the intersection of the various licenses.

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