Re: Why is firebird in Debian?
Can everybody please calm down and avoid shooting each other? ;-) There's
been hamster-beating questions, mental health mudslinging and more...
Anthony Towns <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> 1) The MPL requires you to make the source code to your modifications
> available for six-to-twelve months electronically _or_ to make it
> available on the same media as the executable version. We do the latter.
Will you ask a for a legal opinion that the archive is media and not an
Electronic Distribution Mechanism or do you think the archive is an EDM
and we're still fine or shall I ask or does someone object to the whole
idea of checking this decision?
> so when what you write is written in a way that people will misinterpret
> as an authoritative answer, that's a problem, which is only compounded
> if what you say is also incorrect.
I think that's the real problem. Even if Francesco Poli became a DD,
I'd still be unhappy with that sort of post. It's sort of ironic that
part of this seems to be based on old posts from another who posted in
a way that people misinterpret as an authoritative answer.
All the HINAL and HINADD posting is not helpful: being a non-DD non-lawyer
is not necessarily a problem. As some posts in this thread show, DDs post
stupid stuff too.
> 4) That a license is DFSG-free [...]
Licences are never DFSG-free. The S stands for Software, not Licence.
Licences just help some software to follow the DFSG.
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