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On Sunday 21 February 2010, Tait wrote:
> No complaint if you want to do this privately, but for distribution, are
> we allowed to link against readline?
Good point. I had momentarily forgotten that the windows version would
be provided as a binary image rather than as source.
> Gnuplot is not GPL-licensed (and
> personally I prefer it that way), and as I just became aware the other
> day, it's apparently the FSF's position that linking against readline is
> NOT allowed from non-GPLv3 applications.
I happen to disagree with them about that. I do not believe that linking
to an optional external dynamic library by itself creates a derived work,
hence the GPL restrictions are not relevant. But it's a fight we don't
need to pick, so let's not.
> > ...I have tried link with libreadline in building
> > gnuplot for windows.