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Re: Debian based GNU/Solaris: pilot program

On Thu, 2005-11-03 at 12:18 -0800, Thomas Bushnell BSG wrote:
> Erast Benson <erast@gnusolaris.org> writes:
> > On Thu, 2005-11-03 at 11:10 -0800, Thomas Bushnell BSG wrote:
> >> Erast Benson <erast@gnusolaris.org> writes:
> >> 
> >> > I personally with community help will re-write stripped down CDDL
> >> > variant of dpkg. Will Debian community be happy? But this is sort of
> >> > duplication of work. I do not think that the goal of Debian community is
> >> > to force developers do duplicate their work.
> >> 
> >> It's the intention of the GPL to force release of software without
> >> restrictions like the ones that the CDDL has.
> >
> > Once again, CDDL doing *exactly* the same thing as GPL does with
> > CDDL-licensed files. i.e. forces developers to contribute their changes
> > back.
> The GPL does not force developers to "contribute their changes back".
> That's exactly the *point*.

Explain please.

Lets assume you have GPL-ed project dpkg. Any change to foo.c must be
contributed back to the community. Also GPL-ed dpkg could be easily
distributed as a binary if it is not part of the system. The way KDE and
other GPL-ed software distributed in projects like www.blastwave.org,
cygwin, etc.

CDDL works similar way, except on per-file basis.


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