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Re: [Lynx-dev] text browsing

From: Thomas Dickey
Subject: Re: [Lynx-dev] text browsing
Date: Wed, 26 Jul 2006 05:49:12 -0400 (EDT)

On Wed, 26 Jul 2006, David Woolley wrote:

on the other hand, anyone is free to build and use lynx with whatever
implementation of SSL they choose.

But this thread is about typical Windows users, who don't have development
tools and wouldn't know how to use them if they did (probably applies
to Red Hat users as well, but Red Hat does have openssl).

They are only free to choose the SSL implementation because the code
is legitimately distributable for use on, say, Linux.  The FSF take a
dim view of people distributing source for which you cannot create a
distributable binary (assuming a binary is required at all); it's seen
as an attempt to get round the GPL.

The FSF sometimes is known to do things that I wouldn't approve of either.

end of discussion.

Thomas E. Dickey

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