SMFication Project registered + proposal

Jacob Rideout ubuntu at jacobrideout.net
Fri Apr 21 17:44:03 BST 2006


I don't think we should diverge that much from debian. If you get
debian to adopt smf then ubuntu won't even need to do porting.

On 4/14/06, Erast Benson <erast at gnusolaris.org> wrote:
> On Fri, 2006-04-14 at 05:58 -0400, Ivan Krstic wrote:
> > Sebastien Estienne wrote:
> > > I also think SMF is really great, but last time i spoke about it (and
> > > apple's launchd) to fedora guys, they told me the licence of these 2
> > > projects make them incompatible with fedora.
> > >
> > > So, what about ubuntu?
> >
> > I believe the CDDL/GPL license incompatibility doesn't permit a direct
> > port; a clean-room reimplementation would have to be done (for some
> > value of clean-room, obviously). I have no legal background, however, so
> > someone more informed should pitch in.
>
> GPLv3 might be the key here. But BSD project could be even more
> interesting since the resulted work potentially could be included in
> FreeBSD too.
>
> It seems like having CDDL code in BSD project is totally OK. The only
> restriction is in CDDL and it is similar to GPL but per-file basis, i.e.
> any modifications to CDDL-licensed files needs to be contributed back to
> OpenSolaris.
>
> I suggest to initiate this porting project under BSD license and later,
> once project gets popular, we could try to dual-license it with GPLv3.
>
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