IBM Public License and Debian Linux..... Not compatible?
Karsten M. Self
kmself at ix.netcom.com
Thu May 3 09:32:09 UTC 2001
on Wed, May 02, 2001 at 11:03:39PM -0400, Carter Bullard (carter at qosient.com) wrote:
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: Ian Lance Taylor [mailto:ian at airs.com]
> > "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?
> > Ian
> Hey Ian,
> Here is the thread.
> ----- Forwarded message from Debian Installer
> <installer at ftp-master.debian.org> -----
> From: Debian Installer <installer at ftp-master.debian.org>
> To: Bernd Eckenfels <ecki at debian.org>, Yotam Rubin <yotam at makif.omer.k12.il>
> Cc: Debian Installer <installer at ftp-master.debian.org>
> 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.
>  http://lists.debian.org/debian-legal-0104/msg00108.html
A general note to the list: postfix response -- appending your reply at
the end of a message -- is generally far preferred for mailing list
activities. As is trimming unnecessary quotage.
I believe James is mistaken. The IBM PSL is used by the Jikes Java
compiler, which is packaged under Debian as free, as far as I can tell.
The proper place to discuss this is debian-devel or debian-legal.
Karsten M. Self <kmself at ix.netcom.com> http://kmself.home.netcom.com/
What part of "Gestalt" don't you understand? There is no K5 cabal
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