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Re: NetBeans ITP [was Re: CDDL]

Le samedi 02 décembre 2006 à 11:18 -0600, Tom Marble a écrit :
> Why is this important?  Because Sun has several software projects
> that are licensed under CDDL that we would really, really like
> accepted into Debian.  The key example is our NetBeans IDE.
> The purpose of packaging NetBeans for Debian is to give Free
> Software developers *a chance* to evaluate this development tool
> and compare it to other tools available.

Please note that we don't accept software in Debian just because it is
useful, but also because it is free. 

That said, I agree with some of the arguments given about the
choice-of-venue clause. It is a bad clause, but I don't think it makes a
piece of software non-free. There is no consensus about it on

About Netbeans, I don't understand how it would be distributable if
running over a GPL JVM, as the CDDL and the GPL are incompatible.

Josselin Mouette                /\./\

"Do you have any more insane proposals for me?"

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