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From: Joshua D. Drake <jd <at> commandprompt.com>
Subject: Re: Debian readline/libedit breakage
Newsgroups: gmane.comp.db.postgresql.devel.general
Date: Friday 11th February 2011 18:42:46 UTC (over 6 years ago)
On Fri, 2011-02-11 at 14:59 +0100, Michael Banck wrote:
> On Thu, Feb 10, 2011 at 06:04:46PM -0500, Tom Lane wrote:
> > Less narrow-minded interpretation of GPL requirements, perhaps.
> > (And yes, we have real lawyers on staff considering these issues.)
> 
> Is their opinion public/can be made public?  This might possibly lead to
> a re-evaluation of the situation by Debian.

I certainly hope so. Although, what I question is... Did Debian seek
legal advice? Debian does have a corporation of which I am a director
for. Software in the Public Interest. I don't recall a legal request
coming through from the DPL?

> 
> > If Debian want to shoot themselves in the foot like that, we can't
> > stop them
> 
> BTW, that change has been merged into Ubuntu and will be (as of now) in
> the next Ubuntu release.

Yeah see, that is something that raises my red-alert bells. As popular
as Debian is, the "user" population is squarely in Ubuntu world and that
has some serious public implications as a whole.

Sincerely,

Joshua D. Drake

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