<rekado_>hmpf, after repeated requests for a license declaration of a bioinfo tool I intended to package, the university department sent me a silly "standard academic license" with tons of restrictions on use, modification and copying.
<rekado_>I find it especially annoying because they use LGPL code.
<rekado_>is this even permitted under the terms of the LGPL? The code in question is compiled to objects and linked into the final executable.
<rekado_>I miss the "infectiousness" of the regular GPL.
<rekado_>I'm so disgusted by this "standard academic license".
<rekado_>What I intended to say was, however, that I'm sad that the license of the code they include does not override their ridiculously restrictive terms for the combined work. I see the restrictive license as the disease, not the virus delivering the cure.
<rekado_>(In general I think that bacteria and viruses have a needlessly terrible reputation.)
<rekado_>what I find somewhat disturbing about this is that the license isn't even published. I wonder if the people who have contributed to this piece of software are aware of its license.
<rekado_>I usually assume "all rights reserved" unless shown otherwise, but the people I've met seem to think "it's on github/bitbucket, so it's 'open source'".
<taylanub>civodul: hm, it actually worked with dash after fixing a second bashism. by the way there was also a third problem that was sh/bash-unrelated; I just sent a patch fixing all three.
<civodul>ok, well even better if we can get it to work with dash!
<phant0mas>civodul: even though "guix build gnumach-headers" works just fine to produce the cross-toolchain, when I try "guix build --target=i686-pc-gnu gnumach-headers" to build them using that toolchain it fails at configure