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Re: glimpse not OSD compatible (Was: [UPDATE] Pending package status(11 Jul 2003))
On Sun, 13 Jul 2003, Hack Kampbjorn wrote:
> email@example.com wrote:
> > @ glimpse
> > date : 02 Jun 2003
> > version: 4.17.4-1
> > status : on hold
> > notes : http://cygwin.com/ml/cygwin-apps/2003-06/msg00010.html
> > http://cygwin.com/ml/cygwin-apps/2003-06/msg00013.html
> > http://cygwin.com/ml/cygwin-apps/2003-06/msg00014.html
> > http://cygwin.com/ml/cygwin-apps/2003-06/msg00238.html
> > http://cygwin.com/ml/cygwin-apps/2003-06/msg00243.html
> > votes : 3 (Christopher, Gerrit and Joe)
> > url : http://www.tierra.dyndns.org:81/cygwin/chase/chase-0.5-1-src.tar.bz2
> > http://www.tierra.dyndns.org:81/cygwin/chase/chase-0.5-1.tar.bz2
> > http://www.tierra.dyndns.org:81/cygwin/chase/setup.hint
> Elfyn McBratney wrote in http://cygwin.com/ml/cygwin-apps/2003-06/msg00222.html
> > I'm wondering.. Will it conflict if their license isn't GPL or OSD compatible?
> > Regarding linking it with Cygwin and thus automatically making this
> > distribution of glimpse GPL'd?
> Looking at http://www.opensource.org/docs/definition_plain.html it seems not to
> be an OSD compatible license:
> 1. Free Redistribution
> The license shall not restrict any party from selling or giving away the
> software as a component of an aggregate software distribution containing
> programs from several different sources. The license shall not require a
> royalty or other fee for such sale.
> So we have no exemption from the GPL for the cygwin stub in the exe files.
> I think we should add a comment on the packaging page that only OSD compatible
> packages can become part of the cygwin distribution.
OK. If I don't hear from anyone regarding keeping this package on the list I
will remove it tomorrow.
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