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Re: lynx-dev Bug in handling of POST's

From: Hugo Haas
Subject: Re: lynx-dev Bug in handling of POST's
Date: Sun, 25 Jun 2000 09:39:22 -0400
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On Sat, Jun 24, 2000, David Woolley wrote:
> > The version I am using is "Lynx/2.8.3rel.1 libwww-FM/2.14 SSL-MM/1.4.1
> > OpenSSL/0.9.4".
> This version has a void licence to re-distribute because of GPL clause 7.
> (I'm not convinced that clause 8 can be invoked without the consent of all
> copyright owners, but it would have to be explicitly invoked, anyway.)
> It's also illegal to use it in the USA, where most Lynx developers are.
> (This would be true regardless of commercial use, although you appear to be
> using it commercially, which would require royalty payments in the USA,
> Japan, and maybe other countries - the US is pressuring the EEC to make
> this the case in Europe.)

Hmmm, I wasn't aware of all those license issues. I have installed a
standard lynx until I have looked into that.

> It would help, therefore, if you reproduced the problem on a freely 
> distributable version of Lynx, although it seems relatively unlikely that
> this will make a difference.

I have indeed reproduced the bug with "Lynx/2.8.3rel.1 libwww-FM/2.14".



Hugo Haas, Webmaster, Systems Team - W3C/MIT
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