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[Savannah-register-public] [task #14123] Submission of consoleSudoku

From: Karl Berry
Subject: [Savannah-register-public] [task #14123] Submission of consoleSudoku
Date: Mon, 22 Aug 2016 22:15:56 +0000 (UTC)
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Follow-up Comment #2, task #14123 (project administration):

the exception is permissible because they're not modifying the lgpl, they're
adding to it.  (plenty of GNU packages have similar "special exception"s for
various things.)  and what they're adding is extending permissions rather than
subtracting, so it is ok.

the exception is about "independent" code (i.e., not the freepascal runtime),
essentially allowing that code to be, yes, licensed arbitrarily, including
nonfree.  however, in this case, that is ok, for two reasons:
1) it is not a requirement for savannah hosting to be copyleft, only
compatible with copyleft. for example, we allow public domain, which can be
reused in proprietary code.  that's ok.

2) this is a language runtime.  it is normal, and only reasonable, for
languages to support programs released under any licenses (freedom 0).  that
is how gcc has always been released. (they don't use the lgpl for their
runtime, and their runtime is somewhat different anyway, but the end result is
the same.)

let me note that freepascal is in the free software directory
( and it wouldn't be if the
fsf objected to its licensing.

so, i think the submission is fine as far as licensing goes, based on what's
presented here. (i have not looked at the tarball, but don't doubt the
situation is as stated.)


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