Re: discussion with the FSF: GPLv3, GFDL, Nexenta
Anthony Towns writes:
> debian-devel re-added.
> On Sat, Jun 02, 2007 at 03:40:36PM +0200, Francesco Poli wrote:
>> On Sat, 2 Jun 2007 21:50:15 +1000 Anthony Towns wrote:
>> > On Thu, May 24, 2007 at 10:54:36AM -0700, Don Armstrong wrote:
>> > > and to the best of my knowledge, works licensed solely under the
>> > > CDDL have never been accepted in main.
>> > star | 1.5a57-1 | oldstable | source, alpha, arm, [...]
>> > star | 1.5a67-1 | stable | source, alpha, amd64, [...]
>> > http://packages.debian.org/changelogs/pool/main/s/star/star_1.5a57-1/star.copyright
>> > http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=350624
>> Quoting from the bug log, Anthony Towns wrote:
>> | The CDDL mightn't be the best license in the world, and isn't GPL
>> | compatible, but it's still DFSG-free. Closing this bug with this
>> | message.
>> I do *not* agree that the CDDL meets the DFSG, especially when a choice
>> of venue is in place.
> That a poster to debian-legal doesn't think a license meets the DFSG
> isn't particularly useful information, and is even less so when that
> poster isn't a DD, a maintainer or someone in the n-m queue.
A blatant appeal to authority in place of facts or analysis isn't
particularly useful information, and is even less so when arguments
for the contrary position have been made but not answered.