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Re: Debian/GNU Freebsd

Craig Sanders <cas@taz.net.au> writes:

> > NO!  Is nobody noticing that FreeBSD is BSD license, not GPL?  That
> > commercial people can "adopt" it for binary form, and exploit our
> > hard work?  That this opens up a SERIOUS vulnerability for the free
> > software community?
> the license on the kernel has no bearing on the license of the userland
> we run on top of it.

Really, now -- did I say it did?  No.

> we have other BSD-licensed software in debian, i see no reason why a
> kernel is any different.

Because the kernel is far more important.

> > No?  Well read /usr/doc/copyright/BSD!
> BSD license isn't as good as GPL, but it's free enough - it qualifies as
> DFSG free...that's all that matters.

No, that's not all that matters.  BSD makes it free for us but doesn't
guarantee that it will remain free.  GPL does.

> craig
> --
> craig sanders

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