[aur-general] readline GPL violation on two pkgs?

Gerardo Exequiel Pozzi vmlinuz386 at yahoo.com.ar
Wed Jun 24 00:22:03 EDT 2009


I just do a quick scan of soft linked with readline and  I think that
these two pkgs that are linked with readline violates GPL:


Both have the "old" BSD (4-clause) license and is linked with readline
that is GPL, so there is an incompatibility [#1]

In the case of ngspice recomends to link with libedit to avoid legal
issues [#2]


[#1] http://www.gnu.org/philosophy/license-list.html#OriginalBSD
[#2] http://ngspice.sourceforge.net/relinfo.html

Gerardo Exequiel Pozzi ( djgera )
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