Re: AbiWord, the GPL, and MS Visual C Runtime

From: Kenneth J. Davis (
Date: Mon Jan 12 2004 - 06:29:54 EST

  • Next message: Rui Miguel Seabra: "Re: AbiWord, the GPL, and MS Visual C Runtime"

    >On Sun, 2004-01-11 at 22:10, wrote:
    >> I didn't realize that getext has these rather obnoxious clauses in it.
    >uh... what clauses? AFAICT gettext is dual licensed with GPL/LGPL.
    >AbiWord is licensed with GPL, so we share the same clauses (modulo the
    >dual license).
    >I guess there must be some confusion, somewhere.

    Legally, gettext is licensed under the sames terms as AbiWord,
    and so I was just verifying the opinions of Dom, Jordi, & Martin
    regarding my interpretation of use of the MS runtime DLLs,
    considering the gettext readme claims contrary to what I believe
    (the FAQ entry you point to concurs with my understanding).

    Dual licensed? I only see the GPL, not the LGPL in the
    latest gettext tarball. I'll have to look again.


    Please discontinue this thread, Dom has already responded to
    my concerns. [Any further discussion should be sent to
    the gettext maintainers regarding the text in their readme,
    or start a new thread with appropriate title, such as the
    merits or problems of switching AbiWord to use gettext.]


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