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Re: JOGL in Debian

On Fri, 07 Dec 2007 17:30:35 +0100 Sylvestre Ledru wrote:

> > However, why not just adopt the plain GNU GPL v2 ?
> CECILL is from INRIA too

I am aware of that.

The question could have as well been phrased: "why not accept the fact
that license proliferation is bad and stop using a new license, when
it's convertible to GPL anyway and most, if not all, recipients will
treat the work as if it were simply licensed under the terms of the

Please note that CECILL's GPL-compatibility is really the only reason
why, in this particular case, the damage of license proliferation is
somewhat *mitigated* (note that I didn't write *avoided*).

> and it is also compatible with the french law !

Are you implying you have any evidence that the GNU GPL v2 is
*incompatible* with french law?!?


> > > 
> > > > Anyway, from a DFSG-freeness point of view, that license is
> > > > indeed problematic: see http://bugs.debian.org/368560 for the
> > > > details. Unfortunately, there seems to have been too little
> > > > progress on this bug so far.
> > > Do you know if anyone contacted the owner of the code ?
> > > Or if anything is planned to fix this issue ?
> > 
> > I have not been directly involved in the issue: I think that the
> > people who participated in the bug discussion should be contacted
> > for further information.
> OK, I sent an email to this bug to learn if there is anything new !

Thanks for helping.

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