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Re: an update to automake-1.11?



2009/7/7 Ville Skyttä <ville skytta iki fi>:
> On Tuesday 07 July 2009, Kevin Kofler wrote:
>> Ville Skyttä wrote:
>> > The FSF seems to disagree with that.
>> >
>> > http://www.gnu.org/software/autoconf/manual/html_node/Distributing.html#D
>> >istributing
>>
>> That applies to the automatically copied shell code, but not necessarily to
>> the code from the original configure.ac.
>
> Well, the copyright notice at the top of configure (included in my previous
> mail) pretty clearly tells me what I can do with the script, and who to
> contact in case I'd disagree or have any questions.

That might be true but although the header in configure doesn't
mention it it is generated based on whats in configure.ac and
therefore it could be considered a derivative work. End result is if
the package is e.g GPLv2 then configure.ac probably is and it then
follows that the generated configure is potentially also GPLv2.

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