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Re: commit: ldap/servers/slapd/schema core.schema
Quanah Gibson-Mount wrote:
--On Tuesday, October 03, 2006 7:23 PM +0000 kurt@OpenLDAP.org wrote:
Update of /repo/OpenLDAP/pkg/ldap/servers/slapd/schema
core.schema 1.88 -> 1.89
Incorporate a bit of text from RFC 4524, just to make a point regarding
The general problem is that things that are copyrightable are not generally
distributable in free distributions (i.e., debian), which means that they
then cannot distribute core.schema with the OpenLDAP distribution if you
make the copyright statement applicable. They already strip out the RFC's
since they also are non-free.
I fail to see how any of this is the OpenLDAP Project's concern. The
Project provides a source code distribution, not runnable packages.
Whoever creates the runnable packages deals with packaging issues
however they see fit.
As a philosophical point - in the United States, every written work is
automatically covered by copyright at the moment of creation. You'll
note that practically every file in the OpenLDAP source tree is covered
by one or more copyrights. To assert that things that are copywritten
cannot be distributed freely is a rather peculiar viewpoint; things can
be distributed according to the License granted by the copyright holder.
Where upstream copyrights apply, the Project really doesn't have any
choice in the matter.
Not an official Project position of course, just providing my personal
-- Howard Chu
Chief Architect, Symas Corp. http://www.symas.com
Director, Highland Sun http://highlandsun.com/hyc
OpenLDAP Core Team http://www.openldap.org/project/