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Re: [Gnu-arch-users] [OT] OpenCM

From: Bruce Stephens
Subject: Re: [Gnu-arch-users] [OT] OpenCM
Date: Sun, 07 Sep 2003 20:57:16 +0100
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Mirian Crzig Lennox <address@hidden> writes:

> address@hidden (Zack Brown) writes:
>> Has OpenCM resolved their licensing problems? Last I heard there was
>> some deep dark evil that no one wanted to actually state openly, that
>> meant that OpenCM was not GPL-compatible. Is that still the case?
> OpenCM is currently forced to be released under the GPL because it
> incorporates some GPL code (the gdiff library).  However, its
> authors dislike the GPL because they claim it does not adequately
> protect patent rights.  They are actively working to remove the GPL
> code, after which then intend releasing OpenCM under the IBM Common
> Public Licence (which is also an OSI-approved open source licence).

It also links with OpenSSL, which is incompatible with the GNU GPL.

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