Re: DRAFT: debian-legal summary of the QPL
Matthew Garrett wrote:
> Right, that's basically my point. There's plenty of grey fuzziness here,
> and the QPL falls within it. debian-legal have produced some tests in an
> attempt to clarify which bits of the grey fuzziness are free or not, but
> they're effectively arbitrary - they haven't been well discussed within
> the project as a whole. If we're going to make decisions about the grey
> fuzziness, we need to do it in a way that includes a much wider range of
> the developer body.
They don't want to discuss it. Here's this mailing list and we invite
anyone to participate. When we bring it up on a wider mailing list, we're
told that it's off-topic.
> Until that's done, there's no intrinsic reason for
> debian-legal's idea about the location of the line to be better than
> anyone else's opinion.
We've thought about it and discussed it; they haven't! That is an intrinsic
Look, I'd be happy (if I was a DD already...) to propose GRs to settle some
of these issues once and for all. But I'm not, and people complain about
Thanks for your informed discussion on why you disagree with some of these
tests; you are the rare bird around here and contribute a lot to the
There are none so blind as those who will not see.