Re: FreeBSD to use a packaging system close to Debian?
On Tue, Nov 03, 1998 at 01:00:40PM -0500, Alex Yukhimets wrote:
> > I was approached by someone - I can't remember who, now, but they
> > didn't have any `official standing' with any of the *BSDs - who asked
> > me whether I would be willing to put dpkg under an X-like license or
> > under the LGPL. I said no, I probably wouldn't be willing.
> This is a bit off-topic, but could you please tell me how you felt about
> someone asking about changing the license of your program to something
> less restrictive?
> That is to think about that Debian people do that all the time.
No, it's rather different: what we ask all the time is to use a non
proprietary license: dpkg is already non proprietary.
In general, in my personal opinion, the GPL license is more adequate than the
BSD one to the Debian objective: the victory of the non proprietary software.
BSD is better if you want a world where proprietary and non proprietary
As I understand, Debian want a world where proprietary software is only a
> ALex Y.