[clug] What can't be distributed with Linux?

Craig Small csmall at enc.com.au
Thu Mar 22 05:56:08 GMT 2007

On Thu, Mar 22, 2007 at 03:17:43PM +1100, Brett Worth wrote:
> Does anyone know why "bc" insists on spelling out its license when
> used interactively?   It's always looked unusual to me.
> I guess VIM does it too when run without a filename.

It's the recommended behaviour for interactive programs that are
licensed under the GPL, have a look at the "How to Apply These Terms to
Your New Programs" bit under the actual GPL license.

Most people just put it in the version option, eg -V or --version

  - Craig
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