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Re: [gNewSense-users] KFV Flow
Re: [gNewSense-users] KFV Flow
Thu, 10 Apr 2008 20:22:27 +0200
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Luis Alberto wrote:
See this thread:
- I thought we established that GNU GPL without a version equals GNU GPLv2
- I'm not sure what a 2-level search is and why the number of levels
should be 2
- Why report cases of patents and reverse engineering? I thought gNewSense
didn't care about patents and I believe there's nothing wrong with reverse
About the comments;
- I didn't know that it was established that GNU GPL without a version
equals to GNU GPLv2 but i think is better if we confirm that is GNU GPLv2
from the copyright holder. If you check closer when there is no one to ask
to confirm, it goes to the global kernel license, GNU GPLv2.
I think is the correct way to proceed, maybe not the faster.
Contacting the copyright holder would be the friendly thing to do. But
we have to assume that he understands the full implications of the
license that he applies to the code, even if it is applied rather
informally. What would you do if he says "oh wait, I actually meant the
CDDL"? Technically the GPL would still apply because it cannot be
revoked, but in order to not piss off the copyright holder you would
I think in the (unlikely) event that a developer would change his mind
it's his own responsibility to (try to) correct the situation and he
doesn't need gNewSense holding his hand for that.
The only thing that I think this would accomplish is that the developer
might be more explicit about licensing for his future software
development (which is good, but not necessary).
Ah, I get it. It's like: follow references to license of copyright
holder until you find one.
- Sorry i should explain this, the 2-level search is when we don't have the
information at hand, and we have to search for it.
We start in point "A" that tell us to follow "B" and that to "C".
A --> B ---> C
from A --> C, is what i call a 2-level search.
License or copyright holder mail search. Maybe is a long search, but it
stablishes that we did the necesary effort get the clearest licence of the
For patents: see thread above. It's still a bit misty, but it looks like
ignoring them is the thing to do.
- I did read something about gnewsense refusing software patents, maybe i
should check closer, reverse engineering is fine, even though some
manufactures takes that as illegal. So i thought is better to confirm with
the list, and avoid personal assumptions.
Same goes for reverse engineering, I guess. gNewSense is innocent until
- [gNewSense-users] KFV Flow, Luis Alberto Guzmán García, 2008/04/09
- [gNewSense-users] Re: KFV Flow, Luis Alberto Guzmán García, 2008/04/09
- Re: [gNewSense-users] KFV Flow, Sam Geeraerts, 2008/04/09
- Re: [gNewSense-users] KFV Flow, Luis Alberto, 2008/04/09
- Re: [gNewSense-users] KFV Flow, Bake Timmons, 2008/04/09
- Re: [gNewSense-users] KFV Flow,
Sam Geeraerts <=
- Re: [gNewSense-users] KFV Flow, Luis Alberto Guzmán García, 2008/04/10
- Re: [gNewSense-users] KFV Flow, Sam Geeraerts, 2008/04/11
- Re: [gNewSense-users] KFV Flow, Luis Alberto Guzmán García, 2008/04/12
- Re: [gNewSense-users] KFV Flow, Sam Geeraerts, 2008/04/13