Robert Treat said:
> On Sunday 01 January 2006 18:51, Andrew Dunstan wrote:
>> Magnus Hagander wrote:
>> >4) Can we ship linked with readline in the installer? If not, can we
>> > a readline-linked binary at all, or just the source? Considering
>> > readline drags along the GPL, and not just the LGPL. (We can link
>> > either statically (default) or dynamically (separate package) to
>> > readline without problems, from what I can tell)
>> This has been debated ad nauseam in the past. The consensus, bar a few
>> people with more advanced paranoia than I suffer from, is that we can
> I don't think it is good practice to ship packaged software that is
> statically linked to a gpl library and then claim that your package is
> bsd licensed. If I were trying to use the windows installer in a
> commercial application, I sure wouldn't want that liability.
Why should we statically link it?
How well maintained is libedit? I'd feel happier about a switch if I could
find a maintained home page for it.
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