Re: Bug#181493: SUN RPC code is DFSG-free
On Sun, Sep 07, 2003 at 11:31:19AM -0400, Anthony DeRobertis wrote:
> Yeah, because there is *no* difference whatsoever between:
> "We're sorry, upstream did not make clear to us the full
> licensing terms of their software. Now that we have
> found out, we've fixed it as quickly as possible."
> "Yeah, upstream didn't tell us before, so we shipped it then
> and since we did before, we're just going to ignore our
> principles and ship it for another two years. Hope you don't
> mind! If you do, either write a free replacement or 'shut the
> fuck up.'"
> Oh, and there is a legal difference between unknowingly infringing on a
> copyright and knowingly infringing on one.
You do realize that all stable releases are archived? Once a package
is out in a stable release, we don't ever stop distributing it. And
since this code is already in the current stable release, making a
new one with the same code does indeed not intensify the problem.