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Re: Git hosting for code that provides Debian services

On Mon, Jan 30, 2017 at 09:53:49AM -0700, Sean Whitton wrote:
> On Mon, Jan 30, 2017 at 05:18:38PM +0200, Lars Wirzenius wrote:
> > I personally don't find "open core" projects to be fully free
> > software, even if they follow current DFSG, OSI, and FSF criteria. I
> > may be in a minority with that view, of course.
> I agree that there can be good reasons to avoid open core projects: the
> open core part might not be adequately maintained, it might be
> prohibitively hard to reimplement non-open core features, etc.

The problem doesn't lie in lack of maintenance nor in lack in features --
many fully free projects have these issues.  What's bad is that the upstream
has a strong motivation to not accept patches that compete with their
commercial offering.

The project is still DFSG-free and can be forked, but it's not like a team
capable of maintaining something that size will pop up from nothing.  And if
we get too uppity, upstream will become hostile.

Autotools hint: to do a zx-spectrum build on a pdp11 host, type:
  ./configure --host=zx-spectrum --build=pdp11

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