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Re: plagiarism of reiserfs by Debian

* Manoj Srivastava (srivasta@debian.org) [030424 05:20]:
> On Wed, 23 Apr 2003 17:41:58 +0200, Andreas Barth <aba-debian@not.so.argh.org> said: 

> > You can. The _moral_ right is compatible with free software, the
> > _formal_ right not. (And in some, rare cases the moral right is
> > ignored. mkreiserfs could be a place like that. But that doesn't
> > stop the moral right in general.)
> 	You seem to be impying that all forks of free software are immoral.

No (perhaps my English is to bad).

For example the samba-fork in Samba and Samba TNG is completly ok, for
reference see http://de.samba.org/samba/tng.html.

And: morale is not a 0/1-thing, in contrary to legal. So something
might be morally not ok, but the alternatives may still be worse. And
I'm certainly not accusing anybody if he uses the least worse
alternative which still may be rather bad.

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