Re: (Fwd) Re: [firstname.lastname@example.org: Re: Isn't a kde version of abiw
Navindra Umanee wrote:
> Are their lawyers any different from Debian lawyers?
Yes. They exist.
> Debian just lives by the CYA policy. :) I don't know about the others.
> They probably follow the same thoughts as everyone else.
Or the advice of their attorneys.
Lawyer to Red Hat exec: "If we include that package there is a small risk
that we will be forced to destroy all the unsold CD's containing it. We
would not have to pay any damages."
Red Hat exec: "We can live with that."
Lawyer: "Cheap Bytes et al would also have to destroy their CD's."
Exec: "Not our problem. Ship it."
Debian-legal to developers: "If we include that package there is a small
risk that we will be forced to remove it from the archive. We don't think
we would have to pay any damages."
Developers: "What about "Cheap Bytes et al?"
Debian-legal: "They might have to destroy their CD's."
Developers: "What! Pull that package! We can't afford to have them even
suspect that such a thing could happen! And what do you mean, you don't
*think* we would have to pay damages? Pull that package!
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