JBoss stalled (was Re: status of some packages ??)

Tom "spot" Callaway tcallawa at redhat.com
Fri Jun 4 12:09:17 UTC 2010

On 06/03/2010 10:35 PM, Kevin Kofler wrote:
> Tom "spot" Callaway wrote:
>> You might feel that way, but the simple fact is that French citizens can
>> not abandon copyright (aka put works into the Public Domain). This is
>> the only license that we've been given, but since it is not valid, we
>> can't use it. Without a license, we cannot include this in Fedora,
>> because we have none of the rights required for Free Software.
> There are plenty of projects partly or entirely written by Europeans which 
> are supposedly "Public Domain", which all have this issue. A lot of that 
> code is already in Fedora. Even projects under the GPL or some other 
> copyright license may be incorporating such code, without even mentioning 
> it, since there's no requirement to mention use of public domain code. It 
> feels odd to single out one such project.

I am not in any way singling out one such project. If you have examples,
please highlight them, and we will address them as well.


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