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PolishLinux: What do Dependencies Have to Do with Free Software?

Oct 17, 2006, 00:45 (5 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Borys Musielak)

[ Thanks to Borys Musielak for this link. ]

"There is one huge difference between the free and non-free software that has some very practical implications in the way we use it. One of those implications are the dependencies between single software packages in the free software model. What do they have to do with the free software philosophy and why should not you be afraid of them? Read on to find this out.

"In short, a dependency means that one program (software package) needs another program for proper functioning..."

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