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Re: BOSS is back ?? Seems like Yes !

On Wed, 16 Sep 2015, Abhilash Mhaisne wrote:

I am unable to understand how this works. If BOSS is derived from debian, it is ought to be free software. So, government of India and C-DAC can be sued by debian for violating the terms of free software. How can they "guard" the code?

a) Debian has no formal legal existence. So it can't sue anyone.

b) Its umbrella legal organization is SPI. I don't think they are set up to sue anyone. For one thing, they don't have that kind of money. For another, that is not part of their mission.

c) In any case, adding non-free stuff to an aggregation of software like Debian is not illegal. Debian itself contains non-free software.

                                                         Regards, Faheem

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