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

From: Sergei Steshenko
Subject: Re: [fink-core] Running Octave from Fink?
Date: Sat, 10 Nov 2012 20:23:14 -0800 (PST)

----- Original Message -----
> From: Richard Stallman <address@hidden>
> To: Sergei Steshenko <address@hidden>
> Cc: address@hidden; address@hidden; address@hidden; address@hidden; 
> address@hidden; address@hidden
> Sent: Sunday, November 11, 2012 6:08 AM
> Subject: Re: [fink-core] Running Octave from Fink?
>     "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
> Skype: No way! That's nonfree (freedom-denying) software.
>   Use Ekiga or an ordinary phone call

"aren't we talking about distributing compiled programs?" - no, we are _not_.


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