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Re: misguided ImageMagick polixy.xml settings regarding PS/PDF and ignorance about other problematic coders

On Sat, Apr 03, 2021 at 12:53:41PM -0400, Greg Troxel wrote:
> But really, the trouble comes down to a collision of
>   AGPL is a Free Software license that pretty much everyplace but TNF is
>   ok with
>   Some people in NetBSD were very bothered by "make package-install" installing
>   AGPL software.
> and there's no great fix.

Please don't mischaracterize it like that either. It's not true that
only some people in NetBSD are bothered by it. Just that all the big
Linux distros don't have a problem with "free" software that wants to
enslarly the user nor do they have a problem with other licenses in that
area like the Server Side Public License. If you look at the amount of
love that created, it certainly doesn't seem to be universally loved.

Concerning Ghostscript, it should be optional in most places nowadays.
At least as a Postscript renderer since most stuff has moved to PDF
nowadays. For PDF rendering, the story becomes a bit more diverse.


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