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Re: linking to GPL'd libraries WAS Re: One unclear point in the Vim license

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Thomas Bushnell, BSG" <tb@becket.net>
To: <lloyder@canada.com>
Cc: <debian-legal@lists.debian.org>
Sent: Thursday, January 03, 2002 7:44 PM
Subject: Re: linking to GPL'd libraries WAS Re: One unclear point in the Vim license

> lloyder@canada.com writes:
> > My readings suggest that this may be known issue that 
> > is not well addressed.  I am hoping that it is well 
> > addressed or really is a non-issue as you suggest.
> It's really very tedious, you know, to think that you help things by
> dredging up well-settled discussions, and then saying that anyone who
> doesn't decide that your "issues" are real ones.  

I do not understand your statements.

> You don't understand the situation; the purpose of debian-legal is not
> to entertain long drawn out discussion to satisfy all comers about
> what the actual state of the law is.
> I'm happy to explain the situation to you, but so far, you've just
> said "I read a lot of stuff and I'm totally confused and maybe the
> people who know better than I are totally ignorant about it."

I am sorry that I upset you.  I am not saying that I am
totally confused, nor that I read the right stuff.  It 
is interesting that you claim that I think that "you" 
know better than me, and even more interesting that you
claim that I think that you are ignorant.  If there is 
a more appropriate forum to learn the legal significance 
of debian development and whether it is something that I 
can believe in and share with others, I am very 
interested in finding out.

You are a sham when you say that you would be happy to 
explain it, when you have not, nor have you directed me
to where I can.  All the information that you have 
provided just adds to my "noise".  

> You worry that it may not be "well addressed".  I can assure you, it
> is.  But more than that, debian-legal is not the place for addressing
> it.

Now, I am really confused as I believe that it is 
related to the reason why the ?majority? believe that 
vim cannot be packaged in debian.  

Law has to be knowable,

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