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Re: Building 64-bit version of ncurses on Solaris 8

From: Thomas E. Dickey
Subject: Re: Building 64-bit version of ncurses on Solaris 8
Date: Fri, 1 Feb 2002 20:20:09 -0500 (EST)

On Fri, 1 Feb 2002, Daniel Weaver wrote:

> Trio does not have the same copyright as ncurses.  Trio uses a MIT type
> of free software while ncurses uses the GNU Copy-left.  The copy-left
> strictly forbids mixing copyrights.  Distributing trio sources code
> with ncurses would violate the copy-left.

tack, which is bundled with ncurses (but upon which nothing else in
ncurses depends) is GPL.  ncurses is an MIT-style license (which is more
detailed than trio's because it states that modified versions may be

My quibbling over how to mesh with trio is not based on license problems,
but concern about maintaining it (and keeping track of changes made _to_
the trio code versus that needed to integrate ncurses with it).

T.E.Dickey <address@hidden>

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