Re: Ada Community License - DFSG
On Tue, Mar 09, 2004 at 07:26:01PM -0500, Simon Law wrote:
> On Tue, Mar 09, 2004 at 08:59:52AM -0500, Nathanael Nerode wrote:
> > Mahesh T. Pai wrote:
> > > d) Make other distribution arrangements with the Copyright
> > > Holder.
> > Not useful for Debian unless we do so. ;-)
> You and I both know that Debian cannot make local distribution
> arrangements with the Copyright Holder in order to free the work.
> Everyone needs to have the right to use the work as free software.
Who says the arrangement made has to be Debian-specific? We might arrange
with the copyright holder to release the software under the GPL. Although
Debian may have been the instigators of the arrangement, if everyone else
can benefit then there's no DFSG problem.
I do, of course, understand the point you were trying to make, and it needed
to be made. But it wouldn't be d-legal without pedantry. <g>