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Re: A feature request for command line client

From: Greg Stein <gstein_at_lyra.org>
Date: 2000-10-18 10:11:10 CEST

On Wed, Oct 18, 2000 at 08:22:22AM +0200, Daniel Stenberg wrote:
> On Tue, 17 Oct 2000, John P Cavanaugh wrote:
> > Then of course there are all the other "niceities" like GNU readline etc.
> > But that is clearly for later on.
> Isn't the readline stuff under GPL?

Yes, it is. And we're talking GPL... not LGPL. Thus, readline cannot be a
required component of SVN without suffering the "viral" effects.

It is "legal" however, to allow readline to be *optional*, and chosen by the
user. In no way can readline be a default, however... not even if we happen
to find it. Because of the GPL stuff, the user must manually select it for
user. Otherwise, it could be said that we "use/depend on readline and are,
therefore, subject to its license restrictions."

If there is a BSD equiv, that would be nice... but I haven't heard of one yet.


Greg Stein, http://www.lyra.org/
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