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Re: Bug#323855: ITP: opencvs -- OpenBSD CVS implementation withspecial emphasis in security

Gunnar Wolf <gwolf@gwolf.org> writes:

> Thomas Bushnell BSG dijo [Sat, Aug 20, 2005 at 02:20:45PM -0700]:
>> > For several reasons, one being that the BSD folks use CVS extensively, it's
>> > part of how the ports system (and upgrades) work. 
>> How does their extensive use of it explain why they would reimplement
>> it?
> The OBSD crowd have reimplemented many important subsystems because
> they do not consider GPL-like licenses to be free enough. Yes, also
> because of technical reasons, but in this case it seems to be about
> (their version of) freedom.

This would be an explanation if they had an ongoing project to
reimplement all the tools which do not meet their licensing
standards.  Do they have such a project?

And why should Debian be concerned one way or the other?

Anyhow, if something comes of this project, Debian will probably need
to include the package, but we will also have to make sure it doesn't
get called "cvs" (since it is going to have a different interface),
and we'll have to do extra integration work.  Joy.

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