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Re: [Chicken-users] On eggs and their licensing

From: Mario Domenech Goulart
Subject: Re: [Chicken-users] On eggs and their licensing
Date: Thu, 03 Jun 2010 09:37:48 -0400
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On Thu, 3 Jun 2010 09:34:59 +0200 Peter Bex <address@hidden> wrote:

> On Wed, Jun 02, 2010 at 04:55:53PM -0500, Jim Ursetto wrote:
>> As promised, attached is an example program.  Evidently this was a  
>> good idea, because we have claimed our first casualty: http-session  
>> depends on sha1 which is GPL.  Well, I assume that wasn't intentional,  
>> anyway.
> Graaah! I hate this, using GPL for essential functionality like message
> digests.  I already killed the GPL-tainted md5 code we had and replaced
> it with a common public domain implementation.  It shouldn't be hard to
> find a similarly liberally licensed sha1 implementation.  If nobody
> beats me to it, I'll try to find some time for that in the weekend.

I don't know much about the licensing stuff, but if the eggs can have
their licenses changed, maybe the authors won't mind changing them upon

>> You need an SVN checkout of the chicken repository to use this,  
>> because most .meta information for eggs -- such as license and  
>> dependencies -- is stripped out when installed.
> Cool, thanks for the example code!  Mario: Perhaps something like this
> could be integrated in salmonella?  I think license conflicts should
> be flagged as bugs.  We could draw up a license table of what licenses
> conflict with what other licenses.

Yeah, maybe even an autonomous tool that can be called by salmonella.

Best wishes.

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