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Re: Why is firebird in Debian?

On 7/26/07, Francesco Poli <frx@firenze.linux.it> wrote:
On Wed, 25 Jul 2007 23:18:29 -0700 Sean Kellogg wrote:

> On Wednesday 25 July 2007 10:56:41 pm Walter Landry wrote:
> > The problem is that we are then gambling with other people's money.
> > Coupling that with the wide range of wacky things that copyright
> > holders have done in the past makes me consider any decision more
> > seriously.  Remember, for this code in particular, the copyright
> > holder tried to take it back out of circulation.  Normally you might
> > rely on the good will of the copyright holder to not enforce strange
> > clauses in the license, but you can not make that assumption here.
> I think earlier in my email I tried to distance myself from this
> particular  license issue and be more general about the whole thing.
> There may be  excellent reasons in this particular case to worry about
> license issues,  and certainly that the copyright holder stopped
> releasing the code under  the GPL is a warning flag.

Wait, wait!
What are we talking about, again?
Firebird was released under the terms of the GNU GPL, you say?
That's new to me.

Or did you mean to write *M*PL?

You are, of course, correct...  that'll teach me to post late at night.

Sean Kellogg
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"When the only tool you have is a hammer, you tend to treat everything
as if it were a nail."
    -- Abraham Maslow

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