Re: tomcat.deb is illegal in debian
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Nick Moffitt <email@example.com> writes:
> http://www.gnu.org/licenses/gpl-faq.html#MereAggregation says:
> Mere aggregation of two programs means putting them side by side on the
> same CD-ROM or hard disk. We use this term in the case where they are
> separate programs, not parts of a single program. In this case, if one of
> the programs is covered by the GPL, it has no effect on the other program.
> Combining two modules means connecting them together so that they form a
> single larger program. If either part is covered by the GPL, the whole
> combination must also be released under the GPL--if you can't, or won't,
> do that, you may not combine them.
I assume you are saying that Tomcat/Apache and Debian become one program at this
I don't think so. We have a separate distribution for each .deb and I think
that just the fact that we distributed a non-GPL application doesn't mean we
have to stop it's distribution.
Kevin A. Burton ( firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org )
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