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Re: [Fwd: Re: Debian based GNU/Solaris: pilot program]

On Thu, 03 Nov 2005 12:57:17 -0800, Erast Benson <erast@gnusolaris.org> said:

> I'm not talking about DFSG to embrace CDDL entirely. CDDL is good ...

Please look up the meaning of acronyms if you intend on using them.  I
do not think it means what you think it means.

DFSG = Debian Free Software Guidelines
see http://www.debian.org/social_contract#guidelines

All software in Debian _must_ be licensed under a DFSG-compatible
license.  The question was whether or not Nexenta wants to be an
official Debian port.  If, as David suggests, CDDL is not
DFSG-compatible, this already precludes GNU/Solaris from becoming an
official Debian port.

This does not mean that Nexenta cannot work with Debian, or with Debian
developers.  (In fact, Debian generally wants Debian-derivatives to work
with them.)  But this means that GNU/Solaris cannot be an official
Debian port.

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