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Re: CDDL, OpenSolaris, Choice-of-venue and the star package ...

On Sat, Sep 10, 2005 at 08:57:04PM +0200, Marco d'Itri wrote:
> On Sep 10, George Danchev <danchev@spnet.net> wrote:
> > > Not "now". Debian (and I think every other distribution) has been
> > > distributing software with this kind of licenses for years, without any
> > > apparent ill effect on users.
> > Not true. Many licenses that failed to comply with DFSG [0] has not been 
> > accepted. Many packages entered the Debian archive by incident has been 
> > removed. Past experience shows that licenses having choice of venue has been 
> > avoided [0][1].
> You show that the same 5-6 debian-legal@ contributors do not believe
> that some licenses are free, but I do not see ftpmasters removing
> from the archive packages with a choice of venue clause in their license
> (I will not believe that they do not know about licenses like the MPL
> and QPL).

Last time this came up about ocaml and the QPL, ocaml's upstream removed the
choice-of-venue clause from the licence, under the menace of the package


Sven Luther

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