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Re: Octave-forge and legal issues



On Mon, 2005-04-25 at 16:56 +0200, Matthias Saou wrote:
> Quentin Spencer wrote :
> 
> > 2. Create a modified source tarball with the offending code removed. 
> > This would be easy, but the source wouldn't match the upstream source.
> 
> This has already been done for some packages (e.g. xmms, gstreamer-
> plugins), and AFAIK is acceptable.
... unless the sources are GPL'ed. Not shipping the original sources
would violate the GPL.

octave-forge's spec claims the package to be gpl'ed, but a closer look
reveals it not be entirely GPL'ed, but to be a collection of sources
carrying different licenses.

So, removing the offending sources legally probably would be OK.

Ralf



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