Re: software licensing
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Raul Miller <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> Why are our hands any more tied here than in other circumstances where
> the authors won't provide us with an acceptable license?
What I mean is that we can't do anything to eliminate the problem in
the larger sense. We can refuse to participate, and we can bring
social pressure to bear on the violators, but that's all... if they
don't listen to us, nothing really changes outside of Debian.
I don't know about you, but I think a situation like this deserves to
be fixed for everyone, not just us -- my own personal sense of ethics
(not to mention the copyright law) will be satisfied by simply not
distributing questionable software, but I still find myself
disappointed that there is not more that can be done to actually fix
the underlying problem.
Rob Tillotson N9MTB <email@example.com>
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