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Re: data and software licence incompatabilities?

2013/9/3 Charles Plessy <plessy@debian.org>
Le Mon, Sep 02, 2013 at 10:06:01AM -0500, Gunnar Wolf a écrit :
> Excess repetition makes many of us regulars pay less attention to the
> topics. I'll mention this specific example, trying not to make it into
> an ad-hominem: Francesco has a *great* license comprehension and
> comparison skill, much greater than mine, and I appreciate reading his
> messages when I am starting, or have time, or am in a good mood. But I
> know there is a very high probability his mails will include a "Well,
> but remember I don't think any CC licenses are as good as GPLv2!"
> paragraph.
> So, Francesco: I will also tune in with Steve's request. I think your
> point would be better driven if not constantly repeated. And you would
> find this crowd much more likely to accept your ideas.

Hello everybody,

I think that this discussion is going completely out of proportions.  Francesco
always makes sure that his replies contain an informative answer.  In the last
part of his emails, he adds his point of view in a way that it is very clear
that it is not Debian's.  People who already read it can easily skip it, just
like email signatures.

If Debian bans Francesco from this list, I will fee very ashamed of us.

Also, with such a low threshold for banning people who are polite, precise, who
do not engage into flamewars, and never show aggressivity, we will set the
stage for massive purge and witch-hunting, because of many people are within
the treshold.


I wasn't planning on participating in this discussion but, as you said, it has  gotten so out of proportions that I thought it wouldn't be that bad after all. I share Charles'  and Gunnar's point of view, I appreciate Francesco's contributions to the mailing list and, even though Gunnar is right about the high probability of his mails including something like that, it doesn't bother me as much as seems to bother other people here. His contributions are always polite, reasoned and respectful, and I appreciate that. Just for the record, even though I might not agree with his point of view about some things, I prefer debian-legal with the presence of Francesco, and I honestly don't see any reason why a ban should even be considered. At least that's my point of view.


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