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From "Henri Yandell" <bay...@apache.org>
Subject Re: Ruby license and Ruby packaging
Date Thu, 06 Dec 2007 21:20:07 GMT
On Nov 28, 2007 4:45 PM, Sam Ruby <rubys@intertwingly.net> wrote:
> Robert Burrell Donkin wrote:
> >
> > the ruby license is badly drafted
>
> Care to cite a specific issue?

Reminds me that we should put Artistic on the list somewhere.

> > it is also a dual license. (there has been legal doubt raised over the
> > exact meaning of dual licenses - see
> > http://www.softwarefreedom.org/resources/2007/gpl-non-gpl-collaboration.html#x1-90004)
>
> We have plenty of examples where we have accepted multiple licensed code
> in the past.  Pretty much all MPL licensed code is either dual licensed
> or even triple licensed.

Agreed - dual licensing seems to be here to stay.

> > IMO these risks are sufficiently large to ask council to take a look
> > before allow it
>
> Note that we are talking 'category B' here -- which essentially means
> incorporating binaries whole, and without modification.

What's the point?

Category B says 'no scripting languages'. The Ruby license is unlikely
to be applied to binary packages.

Hen

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