Debian and Nexenta collide
Posted Nov 10, 2005 3:18 UTC (Thu) by cventers
In reply to: Debian and Nexenta collide
Parent article: Debian and Nexenta collide
As of yet I've resisted letting your affiliation with Sun have any impact
on my replies. What I will say is that your attitude...
>> That the GPLv2 is old, needs updating and doesn't provide for
>> patent-pooling is hardly a drawback of the CDDL ;).
...is typical of Sun Microsystems and is the reason why I suspect you
won't ever be real open-source competition for Linux. Sun isn't the god
that it thinks it is.
Your assertion that GPL software could link CDDL software and enjoy its
patent is specifically identified in the CDDL as false:
>> (d) Notwithstanding Section 2.1(b) above, no patent license is
>> granted: (1) for code that You delete from the Original Software, or
>> (2) for infringements caused by: (i) the modification of the Original
>> Software, or (ii) the combination of the Original Software with other
>> software or devices.
I'll take the GPL over the CDDL any day. Thankfully, I suspect that the
silent majority agrees with me.
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