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

On Sun, Sep 07, 2003 at 11:31:19AM -0400, Anthony DeRobertis wrote:
> Yeah, because there is *no* difference whatsoever between:
> 	"We're sorry, upstream did not make clear to us the full
> 	 licensing terms of their software. Now that we have
> 	 found out, we've fixed it as quickly as possible."
> and
> 	"Yeah, upstream didn't tell us before, so we shipped it then
> 	 and since we did before, we're just going to ignore our
> 	 principles and ship it for another two years. Hope you don't
> 	 mind! If you do, either write a free replacement or 'shut the
> 	 fuck up.'"
> Oh, and there is a legal difference between unknowingly infringing on a 
> copyright and knowingly infringing on one.

You do realize that all stable releases are archived?  Once a package
is out in a stable release, we don't ever stop distributing it.  And
since this code is already in the current stable release, making a
new one with the same code does indeed not intensify the problem.

Richard Braakman

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