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Re: Experiment: gcc and doxygen


On Fri, Feb 15, 2002 at 03:11:02PM -0500, Phil Edwards wrote:
> On Fri, Feb 15, 2002 at 08:31:14PM +0100, Florian Weimer wrote:
> > Phil Edwards <phil@jaj.com> writes:
> > 
> > > 2)  GraphViz is from AT&T (http://www.research.att.com/sw/tools/graphviz/),
> > >     with a spinoff at www.graphviz.org, and last time I checked required
> > >     strange AT&T tools to build from source.  Get a prebuilt binary.
> > 
> > GraphViz is not free software, at least that's my reading of the
> > license.
> 
> Quoting from their download page:
> 
>     graphviz is open source licensed software. It may be redistributed
>     without cost in other software distributions, as long as the license
>     terms (such as redistributing the source intact) are met. We believe
>     the license conforms to the Open Source Definition but they won't tell
>     us their decision.
> 
> It then goes on to state the differences between their license and the GPL.
> 
> I am rabidly apathetic about GPL issues.  My personal litmus test is:
> if Debian distributes it, it's free enough.

Notice:
Package: graphviz
Section: non-free/graphics

In other words, it is not "part of" Debian.  I'm not terribly
comfortable with requiring it to build docs; Debian stopped doing so
for precisely this reason, I believe.


-- 
Daniel Jacobowitz                           Carnegie Mellon University
MontaVista Software                         Debian GNU/Linux Developer


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