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Re: [opensuse-factory] Fwd: [opensuse-multimedia] wodim/cdrecord
On 02/01/2011 10:41 PM, Joerg Schilling wrote:
Dave Plater <davejplater@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:


On 02/01/2011 07:06 PM, Joerg Schilling wrote:

Even the FSF tells averybody that there is no problem with linking GPLd
software against CDDL libraries and the FSF did not send any legal warning
for
the existence of OpenSolaris. Please try to be reasonable and do not
believe
unproven claimes from laymen.



I've just consulted the fedora licensing table and they are also of the
opinion that CDDL is incompatible with GPLv2 and GPLv3.

Redhat is a company that likes to bash the CDDL. The statement you describe
has
not been written by lawyers but by laymen - I recommend not to belive it.



Well this comes from
http://www.gnu.org/licenses/license-list.html#GPLIncompatibleLicenses
Common Development and Distribution License (CDDL), version 1.0

This is a free software license. It has a copyleft with a scope that's
similar to the one in the Mozilla Public License, which makes it
incompatible with the GNU GPL. This means a module covered by the GPL
and a module covered by the CDDL cannot legally be linked together. We
urge you not to use the CDDL for this reason.

Also unfortunate in the CDDL is its use of the term “intellectual property”.
What is your opinion?

Dave P
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