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From: Mike Frysinger <vapier@g.o>
Subject: Re: Pending removal(?) of media-libs/pdflib
Date: Tue, 22 Feb 2011 03:00:08 -0500
On Tuesday, February 22, 2011 02:29:06 Ulrich Mueller wrote:
> >>>>> On Mon, 21 Feb 2011, Jeremy Olexa wrote:
> > The bugs are stacking up[1] and upstream only offers a paid version of
> > pdflib-8[2]. It is my understanding that there is no way for us to
> > package future versions and the bundled libs are vulnerable[3].
> > 
> > So, should it be removed? For more info, see the tracker bug for its
> > removal[1], there are a number of rdeps that will require fixing[4].
> 
> sci-visualization/gnuplot[pdf] is currently linking against pdflib.
> I'm going to remove that dependency, because in my understanding,
> clause 2.1 of the PDFLite license does not allow such linking.
> (It allows it for programs under an OSI approved license. However, the
> gnuplot license is free, but not OSI approved.)

that might disallow it for binaries, but it doesnt disallow it from being used 
in ebuilds.  same situation as binary kernel drivers -- make it the end user's 
problem.
-mike
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