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From: (Chris G. Demetriou)
Subject: Re: [ADMINISTRIVIA] New RDA mailing list
Date: Mon, 02 Dec 2002 12:02:00 -0000	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <> (raw)
In-Reply-To:'s message of "Sun, 1 Dec 2002 23:19:18 +0000 (UTC)"

At Sun, 1 Dec 2002 23:19:21 +0000 (UTC), "Daniel Jacobowitz" wrote:
> There is no benefit to the community in having a publicly developed RDA
> that I can see.

I got all excited about RDA when i saw the announcement, because i was
hoping that it wasn't GPL'd.  As it is, it's GPL'd but Copyright Red
Hat.  *sigh*

It seems to me that this means that it pretty much equivalent to
gdbserver (modulo implementation or feature differences) **EXCEPT**:

        * RH can use it however they wish w/o distributing source, and

        * RH can sell licenses to third parties, to allow them to use
          it under whatever terms they're willing to pay for.

I think a non-GPL'd (i.e., "actually-free software" 8-)
gdbserver/RDA-like thing would be of great benefit to the community.

However, like you said, i think that the existing RDA is of benefit
only to RedHat.  Potential users who want to develop it or develop
using it should be aware of that.

Chris Demetriou - -
Disclaimer: Not speaking for NetBSD, just expressing my own opinion.

      parent reply	other threads:[~2002-12-02 20:02 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 7+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
     [not found] <>
2002-11-26 19:46 ` Christopher Faylor
2002-11-27  1:00 ` Pierre Muller
2002-11-27  7:18   ` Andrew Cagney
2002-12-01 13:21     ` Daniel Jacobowitz
2002-12-01 14:50       ` Andrew Cagney
2002-12-01 15:19         ` Daniel Jacobowitz
     [not found]           ` <mailpost.1038784758.15335@news-sj1-1>
2002-12-02 12:02             ` Chris G. Demetriou [this message]

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