On Mon, Nov 08, 2010 at 08:12:06AM -0300, Felipe Sateler wrote:
On Mon, Nov 8, 2010 at 07:57, Jonas Smedegaard <d...@jones.dk> wrote:
On Mon, Nov 08, 2010 at 11:21:54AM +0100, Roman Haefeli wrote:

On Sun, 2010-11-07 at 14:00 -0500, Hans-Christoph Steiner wrote:

Additionally, expr is GPL and arraysize is public domain, so some people will use arraysize for that reason (i.e. a proprietary app based on Pd like rjdj).

Good point.

Maybe so for upstream development, but irrelevant for Debian packaging, I believe.

The decision of wether to package or not a piece of software certainly must consider the license available. Note that making software proprietary is not the only reason to avoid GPLed dependencies.

Please elaborate.

Also, "public domain" is not a license - so how would you imagine Debian should (re)distribute such code if not by "infesting" it with some more restrictive license than none?

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