Re: Bug#251983: libcwd: QPL license is non-free; package should not be in main
On Sat, Jun 05, 2004 at 01:38:26AM -0400, Nathanael Nerode wrote:
> > If this is agreed upon by everyone - then it makes sense to talk
> > about the choice of venue versus choise of law thing.
> > Provided that libcwd WILL be included in Debian, I am willing to
> > change the wording of the last sentence into one that only states
> > a choice of law, not venue. But then it must be very clear that
> > that is enough for making the license pass DFSG as such a change
> > would be irrevocable.
> Well, we went over it very carefully, and those two were the only problem
> issues we saw. I would be willing to say that that was enough, though I
> obviously can't speak for everyone, let alone future generations of
Particularly considering that many of us would like to see the patch exception
removed from the DFSG. That may never happen; but it may.
(Seriously. Patch clauses are a deliberate and onerous impediment to code
reuse. They belong in Debian almost as little as invariant sections. I
personally consider this by far the most serious problem in the DFSG.)