|| ||"Joshua D. Drake" <jd-AT-commandprompt.com> |
|| ||Michael Banck <mbanck-AT-debian.org> |
|| ||Re: Debian readline/libedit breakage |
|| ||Fri, 11 Feb 2011 10:42:46 -0800|
|| ||Tom Lane <tgl-AT-sss.pgh.pa.us>, Andrew Dunstan <andrew-AT-dunslane.net>,
|| ||Article, Thread
On Fri, 2011-02-11 at 14:59 +0100, Michael Banck wrote:
> On Thu, Feb 10, 2011 at 06:04:46PM -0500, Tom Lane wrote:
> > Less narrow-minded interpretation of GPL requirements, perhaps.
> > (And yes, we have real lawyers on staff considering these issues.)
> Is their opinion public/can be made public? This might possibly lead to
> a re-evaluation of the situation by Debian.
I certainly hope so. Although, what I question is... Did Debian seek
legal advice? Debian does have a corporation of which I am a director
for. Software in the Public Interest. I don't recall a legal request
coming through from the DPL?
> > If Debian want to shoot themselves in the foot like that, we can't
> > stop them
> BTW, that change has been merged into Ubuntu and will be (as of now) in
> the next Ubuntu release.
Yeah see, that is something that raises my red-alert bells. As popular
as Debian is, the "user" population is squarely in Ubuntu world and that
has some serious public implications as a whole.
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