Re: CDDL, OpenSolaris, Choice-of-venue and the star package ...
On Thu, Sep 08, 2005 at 06:24:34PM +0100, Andrew Suffield wrote:
> On Thu, Sep 08, 2005 at 04:53:12PM +0300, George Danchev wrote:
> > On Thursday 08 September 2005 16:21, Sven Luther wrote:
> > --cut--
> > > Yeah, well, i did an apt-get install star and looked at the copyright file,
> > > so i am not sure what facts i have to believe then.
> > >
> > > > http://packages.debian.org/changelogs/pool/main/s/star/star_1.4a17-3/star
> > > >.copyright
> > > >
> > > > Took about ten seconds to find out it was GPL before upstream relicensed
> > > > and debian maint just copied that.
> > >
> > > Ah, ok, nice to know.
> > Note that the latest upstream development version is star-1.5a67.tar.gz 
> > and is CDDL licensed with the following slight modifications:
> Which constitutes a trademark violation at the very least (it's not
> the CDDL any more) and quite probably a copyright one (the CDDL isn't
Since the star upstream author is deeply involved with sun and the whole
opensolaris guys, and he told me on the opensolaris list that he did ask for a
modular choice-of-venue thingy and that none of the opensolaris guys from sun
told him differently, i clearly doubt there is any such problem :)