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lynx-dev Re: listelves Lynx/w3m cohabitation/licensing issues

From: T.E.Dickey
Subject: lynx-dev Re: listelves Lynx/w3m cohabitation/licensing issues
Date: Mon, 27 Dec 1999 19:59:40 -0500 (EST)

> I've been unable to determine from browsing the list archives precisely 
> what prevents w3m code from being folded into Lynx. I downloaded and 

um.  you mean other than a lot of work?  probably nothing.  the underlying
data representations are different, so about all we could use would be ideas.
(but ideas are not in short supply).

> checked the latest w3m sources dated December 3rd, but could find no 
> licensing information in either the documentation or the source itself. 
> The freshmeat comments explain well from a technical standpoint why, 
> say, links isn't merged, but the excellent table/frame support in w3m 
> seems like an excellent option to make available in Lynx either at  
> compile-time, or even toggleable from within Lynx a la Tag Soup/SGML 
> parsing. I'd like to know whether this presents a challenge more in a 
> technical sense or the licensing issues, for it certainly makes a huge 
> difference depending on the legal status of the w3m code. 
> (I have CC'd this to the author of w3m in the hopes of some clarification 
> on these matters straight from the source, as it were.) 
> -dj 
> -- 
> I let go of the law, and people become honest /  I let go of economics, and 
> people become prosperous / I let go of religion, and people become serene / 
> I let go of all desire for the common good,  and the good becomes common as 
> grass.    .oOo.    [Tao Te Ching, Chapter 57, Stephen Mitchell translation] 

Thomas E. Dickey

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