Re: reiser4 non-free?
Walter Landry <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> David Masover <email@example.com> wrote:
>> First and foremost: Hans, this is your project. Someone willing to
>> replace entire APIs with things that feel like files is obviously not
>> afraid of creating something new. So at the end of the day, it
>> shouldn't matter too much that it's in Debian Non-free, especially if
>> (assuming I heard correctly) XFree86 is also non-free.
> People seem to be missing this issue, so I'll bring it up again. The
> problem is not so much whether the license is free or not. The
> problem is that it is incompatible with the GPL. That means that
> Debian can't distribute it _at all_. Not in main, not in non-free.
> Not at all.
> The license may be perfectly free (e.g. the IBM CPL), but if it is
> incompatible with the GPL, then Debian can't distribute it.
You're right, Walter, and thank you for the clarification. To clarify
further, Debian can't distribute a derivative work of the Linux kernel
which is not licensed under the GPL.
Brian Sniffen firstname.lastname@example.org