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Re: Unrar package might contain proprietary code.

From: Alex Vong
Subject: Re: Unrar package might contain proprietary code.
Date: Thu, 02 Mar 2017 09:45:50 +0800
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Clément Lassieur <address@hidden> writes:

>>> Like you say, the authors have taken GPL code from another project
>>> and incorporated
>>> it into unrar - that is only possible if the the resultant work is
>>> GPL compatible.
>> Or if the resultant work is illegal?
> Actually, unrarlib is dual-licensed, so it is possible to use it within
> a proprietary program (see
> But I'll trust you that COPYING is enough :)  Sorry for bothering you
> then.
> Clément

I think Debian considered it to be non-free, see the package page[0] and
the copyright page[1].

However, 'unar'[2] can also extract rar files and is free
software[3]. It is on my TODO list. (But I am busy studying right now
and the program uses gnustep which is something I am not familiar with.)
John, if you like you can look into it.


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