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Re: rawhide report: 20041106 changes



Too many lawyers leads to high score losses.

First RH people got rid of almost all interesting multimedia libraries, so people had to find and download it from places that are not RH repositories... Now the same is happening to MySQL, other applications and even x11 true type fonts, while most other distros are not so restrictive about non GPL packages. Even when you are dealing with basic subjects - NTFS module is not compiled in the official distro, so we have do download kernel software (BTW 2.6.9-1.667 does not compile well with the /boot/config-2.6.9-1.667) and recompile the whole stuff - you have to fight with the fact that the lawyers at RH are GPL zealotes and this is anoying...

Regards,

Casimiro

Em Seg, 2004-11-08 às 13:04 -0500, Bill Nottingham escreveu:
Xose Vazquez Perez (xose wanadoo es) said: 
> >In fact, it's the latter. There are two versions of MySQL libraries
> >to link against - 4.x for GPL apps, and 3.x for other apps.
> 
> theoretically _any_ program included under MySQL
> "FLOSS License Exception v0.2" can be linked against 4.x,
> not _only_ GPL programs.

That was deemed not sufficient by the legal gurus here. Other legal
gurus may have differing legal opinions.

Bill


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