[Mono-dev] [PATCH] Upgrade RabbitMQ libraries to version 1.5.3

Mirco Bauer meebey at debian.org
Sat May 23 23:05:58 EDT 2009

On Sat, 23 May 2009 20:59:38 -0400
Miguel de Icaza <miguel at novell.com> wrote:

> >
> > Are you maintaining the RabbitMQ bits in Mono? If so is there any
> > chance the non-free licensed spec files [0] can be removed and  
> > replaced
> > with a naked interface instead? The issue behind that is that all
> > source files must be free (as defined by the DFSG [1]) that are
> > part of
> > the Debian distribution.
> You mean the XML files?
> What part of it is not acceptable?

It fails the most basic open-source definition, you are not allowed to
modify it nor to redistribute that modification.

The DFSG requires that all shipped files are conform with it. The
specification itself doesn't have to be free, but it's part of the
distribution. RFCs for example are in the same boat with it. You are not
allowed to modify and/or distribute but implement them.


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