RE: Keeping track of DSFG-free and non-free licenses
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Frank Lichtenheld [mailto:email@example.com]
> Sent: Saturday, 24 July 2004 10:26 PM
> [MFT to d-legal, don't know what d-devel has to do with this]
Keeping track of licences for prospective new packages is of interest to all
> On Sat, Jul 24, 2004 at 09:13:08PM +1000, Parsons, Drew wrote:
> > I think it would be a useful resource if this page would
> also refer to
> > examples of licenses that Debian considers DSFG-nonfree
> (e.g. GFSDL,
> > XFree86 1.1, etc), with a brief summary of why they do not meet our
> > guidelines.
> This already exists: http://www.debian.org/legal/licenses/
> I didn't annouced or linked this very "visible" yet as there
> are ongoing discussions on d-legal how to do this right. If
> you want, I can dig in the list's archives for some pointers.
Ah yes, that looks like just what I had in mind. A simple link from
http://www.debian.org/intro/free would keep me happy (given that ../free is
linked from the Debian home page). I don't need to read the discussions
about it in the archives, it's enough for me just to know the page has
already been thought about.
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> Always entertaining to read this on a Debian mailing list *g*
Indeed ;) The stupid institution where I work (and live - I have boarding
arrangements here) applies unhelpfully draconic restrictions on email going
out from it (no foreign domains, even if you're authenticated to their
server), so I can't use my own email while I'm in here. So I have to use my
official work email even when I'm dealing with my own personal business
after hours. *sigh*
Thanks for the link to your licences page.
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