Re: Bug#346354: AW: Bug#346354: Is distribution of the maxdb-doc package a GPL violation?
On Thu, Apr 27, 2006 at 05:35:51AM -0700, Walter Landry wrote:
> firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
> > I have verfified that the actual sources for the generated HTML are
> > Microsoft Word documents and that those will not be
> > distributed. Does the mean that the maxdb-doc package will have to
> > be pulled from the repository?
> Yes, unless you get a license exemption from the copyright holder
> allowing Debian and its mirrors to distribute the HTML as is. They
> will probably agree. In that case, it goes into non-free.
It's not obvious to me that either the license exemption or the non-free
categorization are necessary here. GPL requires the "preferred form for
modification", which for most people working on derivative works would
probably *not* be the Word docs?
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Debian Developer to set it on, and I can move the world.