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Re: [Fwd: Debian and CDDL and DFSG]

Hi George,

George Danchev wrote On 2006-08-09 16:22,:
On Wednesday 09 August 2006 17:01, Martin Man wrote:

MJ Ray wrote On 2006-08-09 15:23,:

Martin Man <Martin.Man@Sun.COM> wrote:


the original package in question was cdrtools by Joerg Schelling, Joerg
was claiming that debian refuses to upgrade to a newer version of his
sources because of CDDL, and because I could not believe his statement,
I'm trying myself to get the information clarified (FYI: debian stable
of course ships latest available stable cdrtools)

The problem is the obscure mix of GPL and CDDL licensed code (hence my previous question to what degree these are compatible). See bug #377109 for full explanation:


this has been beaten to death, the clear resolution is to dual-license the whole product under GPL/CDDL and it all be fine.

I see, thanx for the link

You seem to be confusing commercial and proprietary usage. For example Red Hat and Novell go commercial with GPL. Anyone can do that with Debian if s/he wants. Turning a free software into proprietary one is a regression.

I was talking about mixing opensource code (CDDL) with proprietary files in order to make a product that will bring you money, not pure commerce out of GPLed code, just to make it clear.


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