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Re: scientific license - fedora compatible?



On Tue, 2006-05-23 at 15:41 +0100, Jonathan Underwood wrote:
> The program is distributed under a license which permits copying and
> modification of the source code. However, modified versions are only
> allowed to be distributed as patch files: as such, the gnuplot licence
> is not compatible with the GPL, and is not free software (according to
> FSF, DFSG, and OSI).
> 
> One could ask why it's still in Core... it certainly sounds like it
> shouldn't be. If, like me, you make daily use of gnuplot, that idea
> might not fill you with joy.
> 

A somewhat good question, however I think that if you look, all packages
that Red Hat consumes from upstream are in the same flavor of pristine
upstream sources plus our changes in patch files.  The rpm build process
applies the patches to the sources.

-- 
Jesse Keating
Release Engineer: Fedora

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