Re: Debian based GNU/Solaris: pilot program
On Wed, 2005-11-02 at 17:48 -0800, Thomas Bushnell BSG wrote:
> Erast Benson <email@example.com> writes:
> > I don't want to debate on legality of GPL vs. CDDL. But if you in doubt,
> > you could try to ask Sun lawers on why exactly this is possible:
> > http://www.sun.com/gnome as well as other LGPG and GPL software which is
> > shipped with Solaris distribution.
> How about we ask the FSF lawyers, since the issue is compliance with
> the GPL, not compliance with the CDDL?
or better lets let FSF and SUN lowers to decide :-)
I hate these legality stuff...
CDDL is a good open source license and "blessed" by R.S.
CDDL is more sutable for todays world. Sun made a clever decision to use
it for its kernel and runtime. This opens window for HW vendors to
contribute their drivers to the GNU-based system.
CDDL is file based, while GPL is project based.
But yes, GPL is more restrictive than CDDL.