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Re: Bug#327081: ITP: rpmstrap -- bootstrap a basic RPM-based system

On Mon, Sep 12, 2005 at 02:19:09PM -0500, Sam Hart wrote:
> It actually was not my decision to GPLv2 it. I honestly didn't care what
> license it was released under. GPLv2 was just what the original base as
> written by Branden Robinson was copyrighted under.

> > >         1) Identical command-line options:
> > >         2) Placing of suite scripts inside of a "scripts/*" directory:
> > >         3) Making common functions available to suite scripts:

> > that you did seem to copy quite a bit from debootstrap anyway.

> No, I did not. Maintaining an identical interface and file layout is not
> copying code.

There are other things that are copyrightable besides code -- in
particular, usage/error messages (depending on their length and number)
are likely to be covered by copyright, and it's pretty implausible that
those would be the same between debootstrap and rpmstrap *without*
direct copying.

Steve Langasek                   Give me a lever long enough and a Free OS
Debian Developer                   to set it on, and I can move the world.
vorlon@debian.org                                   http://www.debian.org/

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