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Re: [firstname.lastname@example.org: GraphViz is now free software]
- From: Jonathan Wakely <cow at compsoc dot man dot ac dot uk>
- To: Paolo Carlini <pcarlini at suse dot de>
- Cc: libstdc++ at gcc dot gnu dot org
- Date: Thu, 13 Jan 2005 13:53:07 +0000
- Subject: Re: [email@example.com: GraphViz is now free software]
- References: <20050113132513.GB95709@compsoc.man.ac.uk> <41E6782F.firstname.lastname@example.org>
On Thu, Jan 13, 2005 at 02:31:27PM +0100, Paolo Carlini wrote:
> Jonathan Wakely wrote:
> >Now that graphviz is open source,
> Hi Jonathan: sorry if this remark appears unnecessarily picky, but in
> the past months I read quite a few of Stallman's original articles ;) :
> are "open source", "free software", "CPL" and "GPL" equivalent and
> mutually compatible? I don't think so, frankly...
No, I agree completely, but according to
the CPL _is_ a free software licence, even if it is GPL-incompatible.
The GCC website runs on Apache with mod_php, which is at least as
GPL-incompatible as the CPL, but I haven't noticed the website being
taken down as a result ;-)
If a GPL-compatible implementation of dot is what the SC wanted then I
guess their objection still stands, so I'll get back to my lunch.