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DPL Threatens to Leave SPI Over Sun Java

Drama on the maillists and then on Slashdot. This threat from Antony Towns: Offering to separate Debian from its legal representative, SPI.
Read it here on slashdot

Quote:

On Tue, Jun 06, 2006 at 11:47:03AM -0500, John Goerzen wrote:
> I am becoming increasingly concerned at the unilateral method in which
> you and/or the archive maintainers have taken this decision.
>
> The ability to enter into a legal contract to indemnify a third party
> should be, and arguably IS, reserved solely for the SPI Board of
> Directors.

If SPI wish to withdraw from their relationship with Debian, then that's
entirely possible to arrange. I don't think it's at all proper that you
try to obtain veto power of Debian's activities as conducted by the duly
authorised members of that organisation.

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