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Re: [OctDev] Octave-forge packaging

From: Rafael Laboissiere
Subject: Re: [OctDev] Octave-forge packaging
Date: Sat, 23 Apr 2005 17:50:21 -0500
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* John W. Eaton <address@hidden> [2005-04-23 14:38]:

> It depends on whether you agree with the FSF that having the "user
> perfrom the link" is a violation of the GPL.  The reason is that this
> is a subterfuge.  No one person along the way is doing something avoid
> the terms of the GPL, but the result is the same.
> Clearly, different people have different ideas about the claim that
> the FSF makes.  But I agree with the FSF interpretation.  If you
> accept the other interpretation, and say that it is OK to have the
> user perform the link, then the GPL is weakened to the point where it
> might as well not exist.  In any case where the terms of the GPL would
> be violated by distributing non-free software linked with GPL
> software, we could just distribute the parts separately and ask that
> users perform the final step of linking them together.

Thanks for the clarifications.  The issue now boils down to the following
question: which license should I actually use for licensing octave-gpc?


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