Re: Licence question
On 17 Jan 2001, Peter Makholm wrote:
>"Pawel Wiecek" <email@example.com> writes:
>> Exception to the above: The fonts (or converted versions of them) may be
>> included on any recognized distribution of the Linux operating system,
>> even if the CD is sold. Please include the readme.
>Well, it breaks at least clause 1 and 5 if thats the only thing
>allowing you to distribute the fonts. It discriminates agains smaller
>distributors of Linux and users of other free operating system.
>I wonder if you can even distribute it with Debian GNU/Hurd.
Debian is still a "distribution of the Linux operating system", no matter
what else is distributed under the Debian AEgis. That is, given the
clause as written, Debian would be covered so long as a Debian GNU/Linux
port was a major portion of the distribution. I'd tend to agree on the
non-free, but I disagree that it's undistributable by Debian (however, a
straight Hurd distributor would be in a different boat...)
Pardon me, but you have obviously mistaken me for someone who gives a