SMFication Project registered + proposal

Erast Benson erast at gnusolaris.org
Fri Apr 21 18:17:25 BST 2006


or other way around... if you get ubuntu to adopt it than debian will
accept it.

On Fri, 2006-04-21 at 10:44 -0600, Jacob Rideout wrote:
> 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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> > Erast
> >
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