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From "William A. Rowe, Jr." <wr...@rowe-clan.net>
Subject Re: iconv - mistake #27?
Date Tue, 04 Oct 2005 05:59:17 GMT
Paul Querna wrote:
> William A. Rowe, Jr. wrote:
> 
>>So, guess it's time, I'd propose we VOTE to eliminate apr_xlate, and
>>iconv, from apr-util.  Especially considering that the current iconv
>>implementations detected are more-likely-than-not GPL code, which then
>>infects APR.
> 
> I am not sure what you mean by this. That when we depend on an GPL'ed
> iconv implementation it infects APR?  AFAIK, Linux and OSX use the
> LGPL'ed libiconv.....

You are correct, my quick research indicates libiconv is LGPL'ed (the
flavor in libc is, of course, covered by the libc exception clause.)

LGPL doesn't warm my heart any more than GPL, as we must distribute it
to distrbute binaries, so my objection stands.

Bill

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