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[opensuse-buildservice] Re: Nonfree packages on OBS
  • From: Jim Henderson <hendersj@xxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 26 Aug 2011 22:23:00 +0000 (UTC)
  • Message-id: <j396c4$vhi$1@dough.gmane.org>
On Fri, 26 Aug 2011 17:59:52 -0400, Joaquin Sosa wrote:

Admittedly you aren't violating the GPL, so I don't see what is the
issue. But your line of thinking only has two possible reactions: 1)
It's absurd and obviously incorrect. Binary hardware drivers can't
violate the GPL 2) The GPL is a virus/cancer and should be avoided at
all costs.

I think if one is going to make a statement like that, one should back
that up with what their legal qualifications are to make such a
pronouncement.

The decision that's in place has been reviewed by a team of legal
professionals. So, what are your qualifications to make such a statement?

Jim

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