[TAG] (forw) Re: Linux (sendmail/imap) and Mobile Phone access
joregan at gmail.com
Mon Sep 22 11:39:07 MSD 2008
2008/9/22 Rick Moen <rick at linuxmafia.com>:
> Quoting Jimmy O'Regan (joregan at gmail.com):
>> I doubt there'll be one; not from Debian itself, at least - the
>> licence is, as you noted, Affero GPL, which Debian do not consider
>> free (because the additional terms beyond those required by the
>> 'regular' GPL fall into what Debian consider to be restrictions on the
>> mere use of the software).
> Noted -- for ambiguous and rather doubtful values of "Debian".
But that's the only kind :)
> That is,
> no officer or ruling body of the Debian Project has ever so ruled, nor
> have the ftp masters opined to that effect. What you (probably) really
> mean is that some number of the subscribers to the unmoderated public
> mailing list debian-legal, a mailing list that in no way speaks Debian's
> institutional opinion and is also an absolute magnet for licensing
> cranks, posted views to that effect.
Of course, there has been the usual debian-legal whack-a-mole, but I'm
almost sure I've seen evidence of deeper resistance to this kind of
licence - the details escape me, but I'm not a morning person; perhaps
I'll recall during the course of the day, as I gradually wake up.
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