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Re: gnuplot


From: Javier Fernandez
Subject: Re: gnuplot
Date: Wed, 11 Feb 2015 19:40:43 +0000 (UTC)
User-agent: tin/2.0.1-20111224 ("Achenvoir") (UNIX) (NetBSD/6.1.5 (amd64))

Eli Zaretskii <address@hidden> wrote:
> But you _can_ distribute the source modifications as patches to
> released sources, so what's the difference?

The problems are explained in this ubuntu bug mailing list post

https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/gnuplot/+bug/195111/comments/9

Henrik Nilsen Omma (henrik) wrote on 2008-11-17: 

> You could fork it in theory but it would have to be forever
> distributed as a combination of the original source at the
> version you forked and an ever-growing set of patches.

> It does allow you to make changes and distribute them but in an
> awkward form.

> it IS GPL-incompatible (e.g. it may not be distributed in binary
> form with the GNU readline library linked to it), because of that
> additional restriction.

> That said, debian-legal do consider this to be DFSG-free but
> consider it to be a compromise. From the linked Debian bug:



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