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



On Thu, 15 Sep 2005 22:58:37 -0400 David Nusinow wrote:

> On Thu, Sep 15, 2005 at 10:53:38PM +0200, Francesco Poli wrote:
> > On Wed, 14 Sep 2005 19:11:03 -0400 David Nusinow wrote:
> > 
> > > Furthermore, we are not imposing anything on our users. They are
> > > free to not install such software if they choose. We can't
> > > completely protect people from being sued to begin with.
> > 
> > C'mon David!  :-(
> > 
> > "We are not imposing anything on our users. They are free to
> > not install Acrobat Reader if they choose. Consequently Acrobat
> > Reader can be moved to main."
> > 
> > This is nonsense...  :-(
> 
> Acrobat Reader clearly has restrictions on basic freedoms like
> distribution and modification. Maybe if you can give me a better
> example, I'll believe you.

I apologize for not being clear enough.

My point was that "we are not forcing our users to install it" cannot be
a reason for uploading a package to main. That package must comply
with Policy requirements for main, in order to actually belong in main.
Hence we must discuss about Policy requirements (DFSG compliance in
particular), not about something else.

"We are not forcing our users to install it" is obviously true, but does
not help in convincing people that a package should be moved to (or stay
in) main.

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    :-(   This Universe is buggy! Where's the Creator's BTS?   ;-)
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