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Re: Debian based GNU/Solaris: pilot program

On Wed, 2005-11-02 at 14:36 -0500, David Nusinow wrote:
> On Wed, Nov 02, 2005 at 10:41:10AM -0800, Erast Benson wrote:
> > On Wed, 2005-11-02 at 12:13 -0500, David Nusinow wrote:
> > > People have to ask for an account to find out how you're not violating
> > > the license on their code?
> > 
> > We wanted to get as much feedbacks about the layout,
> > contents, usability and features of the web portal
> > before opening it up fully to the public (scheduled
> > for mid-November, barring any unforeseen circumstances).
> > 
> > There are things like forums, mailing list, blogs,
> > web-based Debian repository browser, etc. which need
> > to be tested during this pilot period.  We would be
> > more than happy to open it for the public now, but
> > we are aiming for a controlled test environment which
> > would be hard to achieve in such a case.
> > 
> > After all, everything there is powered by our stuffs,
> > and we have not had the necessary resources to make
> > sure that everything is well oiled.  We'd be thrilled
> > to have you and others test that for us.
> > 
> > We'll be providing ISO images of our LiveCD and InstallCD
> > in the upcoming days (hopefully sooner rather than later)
> > via the web portal.
> This is a total non-answer. You won't even copy and paste the answer from
> your website to answer the question? You may have compiled a bunch of
> Debian packages, but you clearly don't understand what Debian is about.

in short, the answer on your "legality" question is in GPL itself. Look
for "executable runtime" explanations. This is the reason for Cygwin,
www.blastwave.org and others to exists.


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