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Re: [PATCH] Flymake support for C/C++

From: Richard Stallman
Subject: Re: [PATCH] Flymake support for C/C++
Date: Sun, 22 Oct 2017 19:18:02 -0400

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  > >   > We use various non-FSF-copyright C libraries. We don't ship their
  > > sources,
  > >
  > > To "use" a library has many possible meanings.
  > > Some of them are ok, some would violate our principles or our license.
  > > Could you explain concretely?
  > >

  > ​I'm talking about the various library dependencies of Emacs.​

I think you are talking about linking Emacs with nonfree libraries
that are part of the operating system it is being compiled for.  Right?

That's a special case, permitted by the system library exception
in GPL version 3.

We don't distribute these libraries at all, neither sources nor binaries.
Emacs uses them because they are standardly present on the target platform.

Dr Richard Stallman
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