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Re: [gNewSense-users] What sucks about gNewSense?

From: Brian Brazil
Subject: Re: [gNewSense-users] What sucks about gNewSense?
Date: Mon, 12 Nov 2007 20:38:40 +0000

On Nov 12, 2007 7:59 PM, Kevin Dean <address@hidden> wrote:
> I was referring to that liblicense, yes. I do understand, however,
> that it isn't an end-all solution to the problem. I only used it to
> illustrate a possible solution and give an example of a tool that does
> something similar to what I envision. It could, in theory, be expanded
> to handle a myriad of licenses on a file-by-file basis.

Fundamentally, I don't believe a technical solution will help to resolve
what is essentially a legal and social issue. While it would be nice to have
an automated tool to verify licenses, the area as a whole has a large number
of people with greatly differing visions of what freedom is and isn't. Add in
things like detecting non-free items embedded in otherwise free code
and you've got something that is, at best, a very meaty research project.

I would hope that others can build on our PFV work, as once we've gone
through everything once subsequent changes are easier to deal with.


> > Do you mean liblicense at ?
> > That seems to be only for CC-family of licenses, and so quite useless
> > for our use. (CC-family is so small subset of all licenses.)
> >
> > --
> > Markus Laire
> >
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