Open is Open.
Posted Nov 11, 2005 9:22 UTC (Fri) by paulj
In reply to: Open is Open.
Parent article: Debian and Nexenta collide
Of course we are.
No.. You're talking about GPL + exceptions. Not at all disputing the validity of exceptions (I think I mentioned in another post the ability for GPL authors to give themselves exceptions so they could link to CDDL code).
However it is still not quite the GPL, it's "GPL + X". It's disingenuous to reply to me and claim that Sun could have chosen the GPL, when really you mean "GPL + X". Further, the "+ X" part would be the "specify patent pool and MAD on litigation", which would apply additional restrictions on patent rights not specified in the GPL. Hence that would make this "GPL + X" licence incompatible with the GPL.
So your suggestion essentially is no different to Sun having used the CDDL.
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