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Re: License discussions in Debian

Thomas Weber <thomas.weber.mail@gmail.com> wrote:

> Am Dienstag, 5. Juni 2007 09:08:31 schrieb Frank Küster:
>> Anthony Towns <aj@azure.humbug.org.au> wrote:
>> > On Mon, Jun 04, 2007 at 11:08:39PM +0200, Frank K?ster wrote:
>> And a mail like
>> http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=350624;msg=142;att=0
>> is not only not-helpful-at-all, it's really discouraging to see a
>> discussion ending like this.  Well, in that particular case I'd
>> understand if you don't answer to the bug, but the reasoning could be
>> published elsewhere where Mr. $greps_for_his_name_on_debian_lists cannot
>> answer easily.
> I was the bug submitter. I asked Anthony in private mail and he gave a few 
> reasons. I'm not really convinced by them, but in the end, it's not my 
> responsability. I just make sure I don't install star on my systems and I'm 
> done with it. If everyone else (maintainer, ftp-masters, mirror 
> operators, ...) is happy with it, why should I bother any longer?

You could ask Anthony whether you're allowed to publish his reasons on
-legal.  That would do the project a great favor.

Regards, Frank
Frank Küster
Single Molecule Spectroscopy, Protein Folding @ Inst. f. Biochemie, Univ. Zürich
Debian Developer (teTeX/TeXLive)

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