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Re: Bug#82116: README.why-python2 does not accurately describe licensing issues

On Sat, Jan 13, 2001 at 03:25:41PM -0600, Chris Lawrence wrote:
> I don't know what all of this means.  Erring on the side of caution,
> we probably should not link Python2 stuff against GPLed stuff, not
> because the FSF says it's bad voodoo, but because the licensing issues
> are unclear.  My only concern is that we (as a project) probably
> should rely on our own legal counsel in making a final decision,
> rather than accepting one side's lawyers' viewpoints on faith.

I fully agree with this, but my problem is that I don't know where I could
get a legal counsel on behalf of Debian, if not in debian-legal. And,
checking the archives of this list, I couldn't find any common denominator
on this issue, only single person's opinions, some of which share the
viewpoint of the FSF, and some of which have said that they personally think
that the Python2 license goes just fine with the GPL.


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