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Re: Debian based GNU/Solaris: pilot program

On Thursday 03 November 2005 18:45, Erast Benson wrote:
> On Thu, 2005-11-03 at 15:51 +0000, Matthew Garrett wrote:
> > Erast Benson <erast@gnusolaris.org> wrote:
> > > (a) to ship packaged OpenSolaris core on "main" CD, and the rest of
> > > GPL-filtered software, will go on "Companion" CD, or through APT
> > > repository later on. This is doable, since OpenSolaris core has
> > > everything it needs to be installed as a base system. We will try look
> > > carefully into GPL vs. LGPL vs. dual-licensed GPL and will clean up
> > > Nexenta to be complient with requests on this mailing lists.
> >
> > Remember that dpkg is GPLed, so there's a slightly awkward bootstrapping
> > issue.
> 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.

Yes if there are license issues.

> If Debian really wans to be "system runtime" independent, and would like
> to have Debian GNU/Solaris port, it should release dpkg as LGPL
> software. This should help FreeBSD and GNU/Solaris non-glibc ports to
> suvirve.

Debian GNU/kFreeBSD does NOT have any (free) license issues. CDDL 1.0 code 

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