Re: Debian based GNU/Solaris: pilot program
On Thu, 2005-11-03 at 20:03 +0000, Matthew Garrett wrote:
> Erast Benson <email@example.com> wrote:
> > On Thu, 2005-11-03 at 17:31 +0000, Matthew Garrett wrote:
> >> Being system-runtime independent is a great goal, but helping free
> >> software is a better one. Releasing dpkg under the LGPL would allow
> >> people to build proprietary software on top of dpkg, and we (for the
> >> most part) don't see that as desirable.
> > Or may be make it CDDL dual licensed.
> Which would allow people to build proprietary software on top of dpkg. I
> don't see how that helps.
It helps preserve dpkg progress and forces proprietary paying workers to
contribute back to the project.