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Re: A feature request for command line client

From: Daniel Stenberg <daniel_at_haxx.se>
Date: 2000-10-18 11:01:01 CEST

On Wed, 18 Oct 2000, Brian Behlendorf wrote:

> Hmm, ghostscript had some problems along these lines, though, as Stallman
> claimed that implementing the readline API and telling the user to link
> it themselves (optionally, not even mandatorily) caused GPL taint.

As someone has said, sometimes RMS simply must be making all that up as he
goes. :*)

The license simply cannot limit how people deal with the program locally. The
license limits how they're distributed and re-distributed.

After all, that's how the Galeon people and loads of other groups have done
when they release GPL stuff that depends on "non-GPL-compatible" licensed
software pieces.

> I had a URL for the story but don't right now, I can dig it up if people
> are interested.

I would indeed be interested.

Disclaimer: I'm not a layer, license guru or very fond of GPL.

      Daniel Stenberg - http://daniel.haxx.se - +46-705-44 31 77
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