Legal soundness comes to open source distribution
nelson at crynwr.com
Mon Aug 5 13:44:00 UTC 2002
Bruce Perens writes:
> This is mostly an issue of practicality - and practicality is what
> drives many OSD questions.
> Debian, for example, has some 8000 packages, and a typical system
> will have 1000 to 3000 of them, some people install the whole kitchen
> sink which is probably around 6000 packages once package conflicts
> are resolved.
> The packages are produced by some 800 different package maintainers
> who are not employees of Debian and are not under the orders of any
Package maintainers are already complying with rules. Adding one more
rule is not out of the question, as you imply it is.
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