Re: CDDL, OpenSolaris, Choice-of-venue and the star package ...
On Thursday 08 September 2005 20:24, 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
Interestingly enough he has already been told that he violates the CDDL itself
. Also a good dispute starts here (as mentioned by someone above)  and
what I was surprised was the vigorous pushing of star and cddl into the obsd
So there are at least two kind of problems with cddl:
*modifications in a weird way - which doesn't fit into the spirit of BSD
*choice-of-venue and choice-of-law - floating sandy layers which could be
dangerous for anyone on the Earth IMHO.
I feel that the author will convert sooner or later smake and cdrecord to cddl
as a part of his anti-GPL campaign.
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