Re: TAO license - Debian misinterpretation
On Mon, 14 Dec 1998, Ossama Othman wrote:
> Hi Santiago,
> > I can still write free software using GPLed code fragments.
> > I can't write free software using TAO fragments, because TAO itself
> > forbids me to do so. I think there is a big difference.
> "Free" by the definition of the GPL.
No, DFSG-Free, which is the kind of freeness we are discussing.
If you think that the GPL is not free enough, go ahead, you may propose a
modification to the DFSG that explicitly says that we don't want any GPLed
software (not recommended ;-).
On the other side, if you think that the "may restrict the source from
being distributed in modified form _only if patches are allowed ..." is
too restrictive, you may propose a modification to the DFSG so that "being
conform to a given standard" becomes yet another allowed exception.
But until then, the DFSG that we have are the ones that we currently have.
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