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Re: [fab] [Fwd: What is the mkisofs license?]



On Sat, 2006-08-12 at 18:22 -0400, Paul W. Frields wrote:
> On Sun, 2006-08-13 at 00:10 +0530, Rahul wrote:
> > Another license mess. Is CDDL by itself acceptable to Fedora at all?
> 
> Interestingly, I found in Google a story Rahul himself submitted to
> OSnews back in 2004 regarding CDDL. :-)  In any case CDDL is OSI
> approved, but that doesn't address the real question, I guess, which is
> whether mkisofs is violating the terms of either the CDDL or the GPL by
> combining code licensed under one or the other in a larger work.  
> 
> I have no idea whether the mkisofs authors have modified any of the
> CDDL-licensed code.  If someone can analyze these issues -- at least
> from the code perspective -- and present this as a fully-formed
> question, maybe we can get a good legal opinion.  Until someone does a
> little research and present details, I doubt that would happen.

LWN has a good article on this issue for those that are subscribers.

http://lwn.net/Articles/195167/

josh


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