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Re: software licensing

Rob Tillotson <robt@debian.org> wrote:
> 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.


But we're not even doing that, and that's disturbing.

We've refused to distribute other packages for far less reason.

> 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.

I have no objection if someone wants to sort it out for the general case.
But I don't think we should be distributing this software in the mean


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