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Re: [Bug-gnulib] Re: licenses again

From: Karl Berry
Subject: Re: [Bug-gnulib] Re: licenses again
Date: Sun, 26 Sep 2004 10:49:27 -0400

    I have created a project "Lesser GNULib" that will hold LGPL

Something seems fundamentally wrong here.  A primary purpose of GNU in
general, not to mention Gnulib in particular, is to avoid having to
rewrite code.  Yet here you are, being forced to do exactly that --
rewrite code that is already freely available, in order to use it in a
GNU project.  What a shame.

There must be a better solution.

Ok, so if rms doesn't want to just blanket say that everything in gnulib
is available under lgpl, how about asking him about lgpl-ing the
specific files that you need, pointing out that otherwise you need to
rewrite them for your LGPL project, and isn't this rather a waste of
always-scarce development time?

Although it does nothing about the underlying problem, administratively
we could at least have the lgpl'd files in gnulib, if you like.  Some
variation of srclist-update could keep the lgpl and gpl copies in sync.



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