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Re: DRAFT: debian-legal summary of the QPL

Matthew Garrett <mjg59@srcf.ucam.org> writes:

> What? That doesn't follow at all. Even ignoring that, you're still
> wrong. You have no guarantee that upstream hasn't done something that is
> assumed to breach the GPL, such as depending on a BSDed library that
> happens to link against OpenSSL. If the code had been under the BSD
> license, the number of possible conflicts you have to check would have
> been smaller and thus easier.

But it's as easy to blame that on the OpenSSL license as on the GPL.
I don't think you can look at nonlocal problems as an indication of
any given license being non-free; just as a reason not to increase
license proliferation.


Brian Sniffen                                       bts@alum.mit.edu

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