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Re: How to make Debian more attractive for users, was: Re: The number of popcon.debian.org-submissions is falling

On Thu, 2010-07-22 at 10:44 +0200, Jesús M. Navarro wrote:
> Hi, Manoj:
> On Thursday 22 July 2010 07:17:15 Manoj Srivastava wrote:
> > On Wed, Jul 21 2010, Will wrote:
> > > Also I imagine that it helps that they have some kind of commercial
> > > support behind their projects, whereas Debian has little/none of that.
> >
> >         One of the  issues I have faced in trying to get Debian
> >  introduced in big companies is the percieved lack of a coherent
> >  copyright; and company lawyers being uncomfortable with the concept
> >  that most licesnse pass the dfsg, but we can't guarantee that, please
> >  go read several thoudand individual license docs to figure out what you
> >  are getting.
> That's again about perception.  Debian has exactly the same copyright 
> coherence (or lack of it) than SUSE, Red Hat, Ubuntu or even proprietary 
> Unices.

I would say we are even more careful about licence issues than the
commercial distributions.


Ben Hutchings
Once a job is fouled up, anything done to improve it makes it worse.

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