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Re: Debian based GNU/Solaris: pilot program

Michael Poole <mdpoole@troilus.org> wrote:

> Frank Küster writes:
>> Michael Poole <mdpoole@troilus.org> wrote:
>>> Andrew Suffield writes:
>>>> On Thu, Nov 03, 2005 at 12:48:53PM -0800, Erast Benson wrote:
>>>>> CDDL works similar way, except on per-file basis.
>>>> This is incomprehensible gibberish.
>>> This is unsupportable hyperbole.  Erast's statement may be inapt,
>>> wrong, misleading, or have any number of other flaws, but it is
>>> neither incomprehensible nor gibberish.
>> I do not comprehend what he means with "CDDL works on a per-file basis,
>> GPL does not".  One can of course create a project made up of GPL'ed
>> source files and other source files with different, GPL-compatible
>> licenses.
> The CDDL (based as it is on the MPL) allows you to mix CDDL-licensed
> files in a project with files under CDDL-incompatible licenses and
> distribute the resulting executable.

Sorry, I didn't imagine that a license with such a clause exists, and
less that anybody would call it free.

Thanks for the clarification,
Frank Küster
Inst. f. Biochemie der Univ. Zürich
Debian Developer

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