On Thursday, 2002-06-13 at 04:05:30 PM (+0200), Josip Rodin wrote:
> On Thu, Jun 13, 2002 at 06:22:50AM -0700, Larry Smith wrote:
> > In your math packages area, you list scilab as [non-free]. In fact,
> > I believe if you check their web page, it is free.
> If it's in the non-free section of Debian, the license of the software
> must be in conflict with the Debian Free Software Guidelines.
Yes it does conflict. The license can be found at
In 4 c) we find:
The INRIA and the ENPC authorize you free of charge to circulate and
distribute for no charge, for non-commercial purposes the source
and/or object code of DERIVED SOFTWARE ...
In 4 d):
Any commercial use or circulation of the DERIVED SOFTWARE shall have
been previously authorized by INRIA and ENPC.
That violates the DFSG
6. No Discrimination Against Fields of Endeavor
The license must not restrict anyone from making use of the program
in a specific field of endeavor. For example, it may not restrict the
program from being used in a business, or from being used for genetic
That is the subtle difference between 'free' beer and 'free'dom. I would
prefer a really free license too. And I have added a Cc: to doctor
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