PolishLinux: What do Dependencies Have to Do with Free Software?
Oct 17, 2006, 00:45 (5 Talkback[s])
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"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..."