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From: Joerg Schilling <Joerg.Schilling@××××××××××××××××.de>
To: gentoo-user@l.g.o
Subject: Re: [gentoo-user] Optional /usr merge in Gentoo
Date: Tue, 27 Aug 2013 07:59:37
In Reply to: Re: [gentoo-user] Optional /usr merge in Gentoo by Alan McKinnon
1 Alan McKinnon <alan.mckinnon@×××××.com> wrote:
3 > > People who believe that there is a problem use a wrong interpretation of the
4 > > GPL. The CDDL definitely does not prevent combinations with other software.
5 >
6 > The problem is not with CDDL, the problem is with the GPL.
7 >
8 > ZFS in the kernel requires that ZFS as shipped be relicensed as GPL, it
9 > forms a derivative work of the kernel. No external license can change
10 > the terms of the GPL.
12 The law can!
14 The GPL is in conflict with the law and therefore the parts you have in mind
15 are just void.
17 BTW: I am still waiting for a legally acceptable explanation on why the GPL
18 should be compatible to the BSD license. Note that the BSD license is very
19 liberal, but it definitely does not permit to relicense code that was published
20 under the BSD license withour written permission of the Copyright holder.
22 So is the problem just a social problem given the fact that Linux comes with
23 BSD licensed parts?
25 Jörg
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28 EMail:joerg@××××××××××××××××××××××××.de (home) Jörg Schilling D-13353 Berlin
29 js@××××××××××××.de (uni)
30 joerg.schilling@××××××××××××××××.de (work) Blog:
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Subject Author
Re: [gentoo-user] Optional /usr merge in Gentoo Alan McKinnon <alan.mckinnon@×××××.com>
[gentoo-user] Re: Optional /usr merge in Gentoo walt <w41ter@×××××.com>