IBM Public License and Debian Linux..... Not compatible?
carter at qosient.com
Thu May 3 03:03:39 UTC 2001
Here is the thread.
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Subject: argus_2.0.0-1.1_i386.changes REJECTED
Sorry for the delay in processing this package, I've been pondering
the license for some time now. In any event, I'm afraid I don't
believe the license satisfies the DFSG. I posted to debian-legal
with this view but there wasn't any replies, either positive or
Rather than let it sit in Incoming any longer I've decided to reject
it. You can either upload the package for non-free or try to stir up
a response on non-free and convince people (me, or some other
ftpmaster, for instance) that this license conforms to the DFSG.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Ian Lance Taylor [mailto:ian at airs.com]
> Sent: Wednesday, May 02, 2001 9:42 PM
> To: Carter Bullard
> Cc: license-discuss at opensource.org
> Subject: Re: IBM Public License and Debian Linux..... Not compatible?
> "Carter Bullard" <carter at qosient.com> writes:
> > I have released some software under a modified IBM Public
> > License. The powers that be at Debian Linux are stating
> > that the license, and thus the IBM Public License, does not
> > meet their definition of "free". I've included the Debian
> > definition of "free" below. My modifications to the IBM
> > Public License are so slight that you can assume that my
> > license is equivalent to the IBM License.
> What are their arguments? Is there a mail thread on the web somewhere
> or something?
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