[Top][All Lists]

[Date Prev][Date Next][Thread Prev][Thread Next][Date Index][Thread Index]

Re: Integration of gettext in Perl

From: Paul Eggert
Subject: Re: Integration of gettext in Perl
Date: Fri, 2 Aug 2002 13:57:09 -0700 (PDT)

> From: Guido Flohr <address@hidden>
> User-Agent: Mutt/1.3.16i
> The fact that there is seemingly only one implementation of
> the readline interface available cannot make a change here.

No, it does make a difference, since your intent is for users to run
the combined program.  Intent makes a difference in law.  There is
such a thing as contributory infringement.

> Providing a "missing link" and then quickly claiming an eternal
> and exclusive property on usage of the idea /behind/ that link
> is, from my point of view, dishonest and immoral.

Nobody is claiming such a thing.  You are free to reimplement gettext
yourself.  If you do that, you could distribute your combined work
legally under the Artistic License, since the resulting complete
program would not have any code that is available only under the GPL.

reply via email to

[Prev in Thread] Current Thread [Next in Thread]