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Re: Bug#181493: SUN RPC code is DFSG-free

On Sat, Sep 06, 2003 at 04:34:50AM -0500, Branden Robinson wrote:
> On Fri, Sep 05, 2003 at 09:56:03PM +0100, Andrew Suffield wrote:
> > On Fri, Sep 05, 2003 at 02:20:02AM -0500, Branden Robinson wrote:
> > > For the Release Manager: What standard do you set for the repudiation of
> > > the aforementioned hearsay?
> > 
> > Why is he setting it at all?
> > 
> > I don't think that giving the RM final say in questions of
> > DFSG-freeness is a wise precedent to create.
> It doesn't appear to have been given; it appears to have been taken.

Please, guys. He isn't saying he has final say in whether or not the Sun
RPC code is DFSG-free; he's just saying it shouldn't hold up the

If you think it should, then please, by all means, write a replacement
for the Sun RPC code, release it under the GPL, and convince the glibc
maintainers to use that (untested) of code. Which will likely hold up
the release for another couple of months.

I'm sure none of us wants that. If I'm wrong, and you do want that, then
stop the bickering, and start hacking that RPC code. After all, this lit
may be discussing licenses on a daily basis, that doesn't give you any
authority either.


Wouter Verhelst
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