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Re: reiser4 non-free?



On Tue, 11 May 2004 10:57:01 PDT, Hans Reiser said:

> Random credits are the elegant answer.  Displaying only the distro name 
> at boot time is morally wrong.

Would be nice - the RedHat/Fedora GUI installer already supports showing the
current install status in one pane, and scrolling through a bunch of blurbs
in another.  It might be possible to get (at least) the Fedora side of the fence
to include blurbs for the package contributors as well...

I'm uncomfortable with the very large leap between "a request for the distro
to do the morally right thing" and "required by license" however.  As the old
saying goes: "Don't let you mouth write no check your butt can't cash" - a
distro could very well be willing to accept something under a "good faith
best effort" basis, but be unwilling to commit to "required to under all
circumstances"....

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