Fedora Freedom and linux-libre
aph at redhat.com
Wed Jun 18 18:02:49 UTC 2008
Alexandre Oliva wrote:
> On Jun 16, 2008, Les Mikesell <lesmikesell at gmail.com> wrote:
>> I've explained that the GPL prevents me from sharing original work
>> that links to both GPL and non-GPL libraries.
> And I've explained that it doesn't, and asked you to cite the passage
> of the GPL that prevents you from doing it. You haven't bothered to
> do it, and instead decided to keep insisting in this nonsensical
Actually, he did reply to that, but perhaps you didn't see it.
He had an unfree program (the wattcp library) and GNU tar and
discovered that he wasn't allowed to ship a program that linked
these two together. He then said, gloriously, "please don't try
to say the problem was cause by those other licenses -
they did not prevent anyone else from getting copies..." :-)
OK Les, I promise not to say it. However...
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