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Re: org.omg link on Classpath homepage

From: Stuart Ballard
Subject: Re: org.omg link on Classpath homepage
Date: Wed, 22 Oct 2003 07:57:25 -0400
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Brian Jones wrote:
I don't know if the FSF has characterized the OMG license as non-free
yet.  We can't include it but we're certainly free to point people at
it.  It's called 'javartf' and I still have a copy of it if someone
wants it.  I couldn't get into the ftp site just now myself.

Surely if it doesn't allow modification there's not much doubt that it's non-free?

And there was a somewhat-public dispute between the GNU Ghostscript team and the GNU Project leadership (specifically RMS) over the fact that GNU Ghostscript pointed people to Aladdin Ghostscript which is non-free - last I heard, GNU Ghostscript was no longer part of the GNU project (although the split was amicable) because they were unwilling to remove all references to the non-free project. So I'm fairly sure that the rule against pointing people to non-free code is enforced strictly on software that is part of the GNU project.


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