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Re: [fink-core] Running Octave from Fink?

From: Richard Stallman
Subject: Re: [fink-core] Running Octave from Fink?
Date: Sat, 10 Nov 2012 23:08:49 -0500

    "We cannot allow people to add nonfree code to GPL-covered
    programs." - not only you _can_, you _do_.

    I suggest to read the GPL FAQ. As long as there is no distribution
    of code (and distributing code between the same company sites is
    _not_ distribution according to the FAQ), people can do with GPL
    code whatever they like.

that's true, but aren't we talking about distributing compiled programs?
That is the only case for which the system library exception is relevant.
It is an exception in the terms for distributing compiled programs.

Dr Richard Stallman
President, Free Software Foundation
51 Franklin St
Boston MA 02110
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