This is the mail archive of the mailing list for the Cygwin project.

Index Nav: [Date Index] [Subject Index] [Author Index] [Thread Index]
Message Nav: [Date Prev] [Date Next] [Thread Prev] [Thread Next]
Other format: [Raw text]

Re: maybe-ITP: bsdiff

On May 16 10:34, Lapo Luchini wrote:
> Hash: SHA1
> Tacvek wrote:
> > the problem: The OSF was unable to decide if the BSDPL is OSD
> > complient. It looks like they may have concluded it was not. See
> > the thread at
> >
> >
> Reading that thread a while ago I intended they decided it was a
> "strange" license (trying to be a BSD that avoids the "GPL taint" it
> got "tainted" in pretty much the same way, under some points of view,
> but the author in that thread states that smoe sentences are to be
> interpreted differently, but that's not clear at all), but it seems to
> me that they mainly were arguing its validity as a license tout-court
> (given those not-so-clear statements).
> Of course here the problem is not if the BSDPL is more or less "open",
> if the clause says "complies with the Open Source definition" maybe
> the problem is real...
> ??????? IANAL, I leave all those thinking to someone who is more

If in doubt, don't put it into the distro.  There is doubt, apparently.


Corinna Vinschen                  Please, send mails regarding Cygwin to
Cygwin Project Co-Leader
Red Hat, Inc.

Index Nav: [Date Index] [Subject Index] [Author Index] [Thread Index]
Message Nav: [Date Prev] [Date Next] [Thread Prev] [Thread Next]