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Re: GPL Interpretation on load [Was: [bug #61594] suggest new $(hash ...

From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: Re: GPL Interpretation on load [Was: [bug #61594] suggest new $(hash ...) function]
Date: Wed, 01 Dec 2021 16:41:19 +0200

> From: <rsbecker@nexbridge.com>
> Cc: <tnmurphy@gmail.com>, <edward.welbourne@qt.io>, <bug-make@gnu.org>,
>         <boris@kolpackov.net>
> Date: Wed, 1 Dec 2021 09:33:22 -0500
> > The test doesn't check that the library is under GPL, it tests that it's
> "GPL-
> > compatible", which means it's Free Software.  GNU Make doesn't want to
> > load non-free modules.
> That is understood. Is this an official GNU Make policy because it is not
> specified that way in GPL. Has the GNU Make team modified their copy of the
> GPL license because it is not indicated as a modified version?

That's the official policy of the whole GNU project.  GCC does the
same, as does Emacs and others.

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