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Re: Matlab File Format

From: Daniel Heiserer
Subject: Re: Matlab File Format
Date: Mon, 21 Jun 1999 07:24:44 +0200

address@hidden wrote:
> On 19-Jun-1999, A+A Adler <address@hidden> wrote:
> | It may be possible to distribute *.oct files which hook to these
> | libraries with a README file about how to get them.
> The FSF would say that you can't sidestep the requirements of the GPL
> simply by asking the user to do the link.  It may be that this
> position is not legally enforceable, but it is clearly not within the
> spirit of the license, so no, I would not agree to distribute any
> hooks to non-free software as a part of Octave, and I would ask that
> others also refrain from doing so.
> Even if it were OK to do what you suggest, it might solve the problem
> for some people on some systems, but what about those with
> requirements that can't be met by the libraries distributed by the
> MathWorks?  Where are the libraries for Linux on Alphas or NetBSD on
> VAX hardware, or [name your unsupported OS/hardware combination]?

I know this hook for a long time. (I used it already).
But I think this is *NOT* a workaround for a free software
to link to other codes.
Either full source or none.
That is my opinion.

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