[arch-general] Burning From Command Line
Joerg.Schilling at fokus.fraunhofer.de
Thu May 27 06:13:23 EDT 2010
Attila <vodoo0904 at sonnenkinder.org> wrote:
> Sorry to say but until there is no decision from a law court i see this only as
> a interpersonal problem and therefore i prefer to discuss about technical
> things. Perhaps this is because i'm a former OS/2 user but what i really don't
> understand is the support for software which is a fork of old software and which
In case there was no decision from a court, there is only one halfway reliable
method to deal with the problem:
Check the claims of both parties and try to understand whether they are able to
prove their claims with legal theories.
Debian spreads claims that are in obvious conflict with the GPL license text
and Debian uses a GPl interpretation that would make the GPL a definitely
non-free license acording to the OpenSource definition:
Moglen sent me trustworthy legal theories in private at the time when he
confirmed that there is no legal problem with the original software.
Moglen did never send a legal theory since he has a "change of views" with
Stallman and started to claim that there is a problem. Moglen has been asked
several time to send a legal theory for his reversed view but besides from
general unfriendlyness, he did never send _any_ legal explanation that could
confirm that there is a problem. We for this reason need to stay with his
first statements that have been proved with trustworthy legal theories and that
confirm that there is no problem.
Other lawyers are also confirming that there is no legal problem with the
original software and these lawyers also confirm their claims with useful legal
So this seems to be a simple decision between pointless attacks and useful
BTW: Debian started to claim that there is a problem, so it is the duty of
Debian to confirm that there is a problem. They did however never confirm
any of their claims.
> don't support the same count of platforms as the original. Aside of this
> juristic discussions from laypersons i can't recognize for what the world need
The world does not need any dead and buggy software regardless of it's name and
regardless of it's initiator.
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