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Re: win32 build: (L)GPL and menu bar -- was Re: Prerelease of 0.94 is out

On Tue, 13 Jul 2004 Alan Horkan <horkana maths tcd ie> wrote:
> > > It seems the LGPL is displayed by the installer (instead of the GPL)
> The easiest way to fix it would be not to include it in the installer at
> all.
> As the GPL applies to the modification and redistribution of the code
> and not use or verbatim distribution of the binaries 

That's not perfectly true.  The GPL has quite a lot to say about the
responsibilities of someone distributing binaries.  

> it is unnecessary to ask
> the user to Accept the GPL during the installation.

That's very true.  There's nothing for the user to accept, no obligation
imposed by merely installing the software.  

IMO the tawdry business of "accepting" licenses at installation time is
best left to proprietary systems as they continue to slink to ash heap of
history.  It's certainly not something free software should emulate.  

The installer should install, and let the fun begin.  


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