[Date Prev][Date Next] [Thread Prev][Thread Next] [Date Index] [Thread Index]

Re: Debian based GNU/Solaris: pilot program

On Tuesday 08 November 2005 00:53, Matthew Garrett wrote:
> On Mon, Nov 07, 2005 at 02:50:01PM -0800, Alex Ross wrote:
> > Here's the 2nd part of the answer:
> >
> > support@nexenta.com wrote:
> > > The question is, are you going to pursue a legal action against Sun
> > > Microsystems?
> To which my answer was "yes". I'm not sure how that's supposed to excuse
> you in any way.

Could you please elaborate why your answer was "yes" ? Having done that with 
Companion CD [1] (which is full of mostly GPL software linked against Sun's 
libc) for Solaris 8/9/10 Sun Microsystems, Inc is perfectly ok (except they 
calling it wrongly freeware [2]) because of GPL permits that [3][4]. That is 
not the problem (that's GPL being smart here), the problem is that I doubt 
CDDL 1.0 can satisfy Debian free software principles and rules, thus I doubt 
gnusolaris can be part of the Debian project, except if the copyright holders 
re-think the license of  its the codebase and relicensed it as well.

[1] http://www.sun.com/software/solaris/freeware/
[2] http://www.gnu.org/philosophy/categories.html#freeware
[3] http://www.gnu.org/licenses/gpl-faq.html#GPLIncompatibleLibs
[4] http://www.gnu.org/licenses/gpl-faq.html#FSWithNFLibs
[5] http://www.gnu.org/licenses/gpl-faq.html#WhatIsCompatible

P.S. I'd like to apologize being too impatient and replying to previous 
messages on that thread which have been already replied but missed by myself. 

pub 4096R/0E4BD0AB 2003-03-18 <people.fccf.net/danchev/key pgp.mit.edu>
fingerprint 1AE7 7C66 0A26 5BFF DF22 5D55 1C57 0C89 0E4B D0AB 

Reply to: