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From Ben Laurie <...@gonzo.ben.algroup.co.uk>
Subject Re: Configur{e,ation} changes
Date Mon, 09 Sep 1996 18:29:39 GMT
Tom Tromey wrote:
> 
> Jim> Are we allowed to use config.guess all by itself?
> 
> Nope.  It is GPLd, with an exception:
> 
> # As a special exception to the GNU General Public License, if you
> # distribute this file as part of a program that contains a
> # configuration script generated by Autoconf, you may include it under
> # the same distribution terms that you use for the rest of that program.

OK, so this means that we can use config.guess so long as we distribute an
Autoconf generated script. It doesn't say that we have to _use_ that script.

So, we can just put it somewhere in a directory called
"stupid.license.requirement" and forget about it.

Cheers,

Ben.

> 
> Tom
> -- 
> tromey@cygnus.com                 Member, League for Programming Freedom

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