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Re: Do we need embargoes for GPL compliance issues?

Hi Florian

On 12/09/2018 21:19, Florian Weimer wrote:
> Do you think Debian should welcome embargoes for GPL compliance
> issues?  Security embargoes are a huge pain, but one would hope that
> GPL violations by Linux distributions are much rarer events.

I'm only speaking on my own behalf here, but I find those really awkward.

Red Hat has launched a project[0] called GPL Cooperation Commitment
where developers could volunteer to promise that they would give
violators of their license a "fair chance" to correct problems with how
they use the software.

"Fair chance", is of course, not very well defined anywhere in there at all.

So, the expectation is that free software developers should be willing
and eager to trust large billion dollar companies on what is best for
free software.

Frankly, my response to that isn't suitable for this list.

Having said all of that, I don't know of any case where Debian has
specifically named and shamed anyone regarding such a violation, but I
also don't see a reason why Debian should explicitly try to keep those
secret for no good reason.


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