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Re: reiser4 non-free?

On Thu, May 06, 2004 at 09:44:01AM -0400, Brian Thomas Sniffen wrote:
> Walter Landry <wlandry@ucsd.edu> writes:
> > David Masover <ninja@slaphack.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.

if linux kernel distributes itself such a derivative work why debian

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