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Re: [Fwd: Re: Problem with license of msv-xsdlib]

Hello again,

Last tentative: what's wrong with my request that I don't get _any_ answer?

We have contacts within Sun with good will, we've got here a chance to
influence (employees from) Sun with constructive remarks, but I need
someone knowledgeable who helps me on the legal side, and tells me what I
need to pay attention to respectively ask the Sun persons to pay attention
And, no, I couldn't find a summary of the critical points in a CDDL
license (a mailing thread with some people saying this, others writing
that, is not exactly helpful to me). A link would be appreciated.

Thanks, Eric

> Hello,
> I sent the below email already a while ago, but didn't receive any answer.
> Can someone tell me what's wrong? Did I miss some important point of
> netiquette, or FAQ to read before asking stupid questions?
> Thanks, Eric
> Eric Lavarde - Debian wrote:
>> Hi,
>> our package msv-xsdlib [1] has been refused even from non-free due to
>> license issues. Hence I've contacted the upstream developer (from Sun)
>> and
>> got the answer below.
>> As I understand from different discussions that the CDDL license in
>> critical in regard to "freeness", I have some questions:
>> 1. will a CDDL license allow us to put the package at least into
>> non-free?
>> 2. will a CDDL license allow us to put the package into main/contrib?
>> 3. if answers to 1 and 2 are negative, any idea what might be an
>> alternative?
>> Background of question 3 is that someone on the list might have an idea
>> which other license could be acceptable to Sun (and I might suggest it
>> to
>> the developer).
>> Any other inputs/recommendations are of course welcome in these
>> difficult
>> times!
>> Thanks a lot,
>> Eric
>> [1] http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=296643
>> ---------------------------- Original Message
>> ----------------------------
>> Subject: Re: Problem with license of msv-xsdlib
>> From:    "Kohsuke Kawaguchi" <Kohsuke.Kawaguchi@Sun.COM>
>> Date:    Tue, September 5, 2006 19:23
>> To:      "Eric Lavarde" <xxx>
>> Cc:      kohsuke@dev.java.net
>> --------------------------------------------------------------------------
>> Eric Lavarde wrote:
>>> Hello Kohsuke,
>>> a while ago, and you probably don't remember it, I asked you about the
>> license of the xsdlib library (see
>>> http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=296643).
>>> It took some time but Arnaud Vandyck and myself tried to get the
>>> package
>>  into Debian, but failed due to license issues.
>>> Could you please have a look at the attached emails, and tell me if
>> you're able to fix the problems flagged by the Debian team? We would
>> really appreciate your support, as your library is necessary to us (e.g.
>>  for FreeMind, http://freemind.sf.net/).
>> I'll see if can change the license to CDDL. Will let you know once
>> that's
>> done.

Eric de France, d'Allemagne et de Navarre

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