Re: Debian Legal summary of the X-Oz License
On 2004-03-08 02:52:36 +0000 selussos <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
I can only state that if the 4th clause is indeed your concern
there is a lot more software than ours that you should be worried
about, and so I must ask, why aren't you?
I would be. Is there any software that uses your 4th clause as a
To date, you have mentioned the X.org licence, which does not do that,
but includes the same wording as a notice. I've not found any software
with a condition clause like yours, but I've not sunk lots of time
into looking. These emails take quite enough time that I don't get
Just now, someone has pointed out a possible interpretation of the
XFree86 1.0 licence which might do that, but I need to see how that
And why is debian
distributing that, and by so doing so obviously acknowledging their
validity but now ours?
As far as I know, it isn't, but even if we had, it would not
necessarily "acknowledge their validity". It might be a bug that we
I would hate to think that something as provincial as prejudice
our officers is the cause.
I am disappointed that you accuse me of prejudice. Do you have a
persecution complex? To the best of my knowledge, I have never come
into contact with X-Oz before and don't know much about the firm.
Perhaps you think "Branden isn't happy with X-Oz" is a reason to
prejudge you. Rest assured, I try to think for myself and don't
blindly follow Branden's opinion.
However, throughout this exchange of emails, you have avoided
answering questions asked and preferred to reply with unrelated
statements or other questions. That experience does slowly make me
less happy with X-Oz, for sure. Our different cultures probably don't
help, so I try to keep happiness out of it.
At this point, and because of the great amount of time and effort
this is taking, I must ask all of you to address this concern of mine.
Likewise, I make the same request of you. Few (if any) -legal
participants are paid to do this and you are sucking volunteer time
from our project. Please address our concerns.
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