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Re: What to do when DD considers policy to be optional? [kubernetes]

On Thursday, March 26, 2020 3:27:18 PM EDT Kyle Edwards wrote:
> On Thu, 2020-03-26 at 19:57 +0100, Andrej Shadura wrote:
> > An example: commercial users. They need to know *exactly* what they
> > are running and under which licenses. They often want to be holier
> > not
> > only than the Pope, but holier than the whole population of Poland,
> > Italy and Spanish-speaking countries altogether (I hope I don’t
> > offend
> > anyone with this comparison, it’s meant as a joke). They are often
> > bound by regulations with heavy fines for violating them, and not
> > only
> > fines, but a threat of your product being banned, and that often
> > means
> > they want only specific licenses in their products.
> > 
> > And then there are Debian derivatives that cater to such commercial
> > users. And guess what? The users tell the makers of the derivatives
> > debian/copyright data that comes from Debian is not sufficiently
> > strict or precise, and for that they need to set up their own
> > processes to double-check and review the Debian copyright data.
> Is it Debian's responsibility to cater to commercial users though?
> Debian is not receiving commercial funding, or at least not directly.
> It seems to me like the responsibility for this work falls on the
> commercial users, not Debian.
> Kyle

Debian claims its users are its priority.  Not a specific sub-set of them.

Scott K

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