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Re: DFSG violations in Lenny: new proposal

On Mon, Nov 10 2008, Andreas Barth wrote:

> * Matthew Johnson (mjj29@debian.org) [081110 22:03]:
>> On Mon Nov 10 12:09, Russ Allbery wrote:
>> > Stephen Gran <sgran@debian.org> writes:
>> > 
>> > > I take it then that you're fine with the discussed DFSG issues in glibc
>> > > for release?  Is there a particular reason that bit of software doesn't
>> > > need to meet the DFSG, or is it just that it's particularly inconvenient
>> > > to release without it?
>> > 
>> > I think it's fairly obvious that glibc meets the DFSG in practice, in that
>> > no one is ever going to attempt to apply the ambiguous and badly-written
>> > portions of the Sun RPC license in a way that might violate the DFSG.
>> > It's certainly not an ideal situation, but on the spectrum of licensing
>> > issues that we might ignore it's not one that would keep me up at night.
>> > 
>> Also, it's in the process of being resolved. There are (according to
>> another thread) talks with Sun about explicitly licensing it under a
>> better licence.
> The stuff in the kernel is also in the process of being resolved.

        The difference being that the former is being resolved with a
 license change, and the latter is being resolved with code changes, and
 will require adjustments to the infrastructure.  That makes the former
 a faster process.

Debug is human, de-fix divine.
Manoj Srivastava <srivasta@debian.org> <http://www.debian.org/~srivasta/>  
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