[Date Prev][Date Next] [Thread Prev][Thread Next] [Date Index] [Thread Index]

Re: Response to the j2se licencing concerns

>>>>> "Stephen" == Stephen Stafford <stephen@clothcat.demon.co.uk> writes:
    Stephen> I am sorry, but licenses which start to talk about
    Stephen> indemnifying immediately start warning bells in my head.
    Stephen> If companies are going to release under a free license
    Stephen> (and get the fanfare of good publicity that goes with
    Stephen> that) then the license they release under should damn
    Stephen> well BE free.

This is the crux of the issue.  People (read Debian developers) still
expect packages in non-free to have free licences.  They don't. That's
why they're in non-free.

Indemnification is a standard corporate practice and necessary for the
officers of such corporations to complete their fiduciary duty to the
owners of said corporations.  Expecting *any* software produced by a
corporation not to include indemnification is simply naive.


"And what do we burn apart from witches?"... "More witches!"

Reply to: