Re: reiser4 non-free?
On Thu, May 06, 2004 at 09:44:01AM -0400, Brian Thomas Sniffen wrote:
> Walter Landry <email@example.com> writes:
> > David Masover <firstname.lastname@example.org> 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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