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Re: default option set for math/octave depends on non-free software

One can probably redistribute it,
FreeBSD does for example.
However, do you think that people installing octave
should suspect that trading hdf5 data managed by
octave could infringe a license agreement?
Better provide HDF5 without szip. Those needing szip
must explicitly accept the license.
Unless someone knows how to make hdf5 dlopen szip
when available.
At Sat, 06 Feb 2010 16:56:40 -0500,
Greg Troxel wrote:
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> Joerg Sonnenberger <> writes:
> > On Sat, Feb 06, 2010 at 04:43:58PM -0500, Greg Troxel wrote:
> >> I read the license, and there is no "permission is granted to 
> >> redistribute".
> >
> > Continue reading. They grant a license to USE the product to all users.
> > I haven't spoken with a lawyer, but I am quite sure that I will get the
> > answer that redistribution is allowed by the intention of the license.
> I did continue.  As an aside, the notion of whether use is a right
> reserved to copyright holders is at best unclear (it's not in the
> enumerated list of reserved rights).  But, granting use to end users is
> not the same as granting permission to redistribute to anyone.
> If you do talk to a lawyer and get a written opinion that would be most
> interesting.  But, I'm quite sure they'll tell you that no permission to
> distribute is granted by that license, even if they also tell you that
> you are unlikely to be hassled.
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