Bill Allombert on Tue, 03 Feb 2004 17:32:16 +0100

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Re: Preparing PARI 2.3

On Fri, Jan 30, 2004 at 01:01:27PM -0800, Ilya Zakharevich wrote:
> On Fri, Jan 30, 2004 at 03:09:38PM +0100, Bill Allombert wrote:
> > > What issue?  Anyway, the current default being dynamic loading of the
> > > code which is not required for functionality of the product, there may
> > > be no issues at all...  (as far as I understand)
> > 
> > Well, I did not plan initially to mention this issue at this stage, 
> > it looks like I made a copy-paste error.
> > 
> > If I remember correctly, the issue that gnuplot is not a GNU program
> > unlike the name seems to imply, and in fact come with a license which is
> > incompatible with the GNU GPL, the license of PARI/GP and GNU readline.
> IIRC the relation of dynalinking to GPL, we are safe.  Anyway, we
> could make an exception in *our* license (for the purpose of linking
> with plotting engines).

That will not work if you also link with GNU readline at the same 
time since readline is GPL.