Subject: Re: Legal soundness comes to open source distribution
From: Russell Nelson <nelson@crynwr.com>
Date: Mon, 5 Aug 2002 09:44:00 -0400 (EDT)

Bruce Perens writes:
 > This is mostly an issue of practicality - and practicality is what
 > drives many OSD questions.
 > 
 > Debian, for example, has some 8000 packages, and a typical system
 > will have 1000 to 3000 of them, some people install the whole kitchen
 > sink which is probably around 6000 packages once package conflicts
 > are resolved.
 > 
 > The packages are produced by some 800 different package maintainers
 > who are not employees of Debian and are not under the orders of any
 > corporation. 

Package maintainers are already complying with rules.  Adding one more 
rule is not out of the question, as you imply it is.

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