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Re: Non-free, Contrib and CDs (Was Re: GNU Win32? Not anymore.)

On Wed, 16 Jul 1997, Bruce Perens wrote:

> From: Bill Mitchell <mitchell@mozcom.com>
> >   Name             CD?    Criteria
> >   ----             ---    --------
> >   Main             Yes    Mainline Debian distribution
> >                           Social Contract compatible
> >   No-Export        No     US Export Restricted
> >   No-Profit        No     Cannot be sold for profit
> >   No-Sell          No     Cannot be sold, even for cost
> >   Use-Restricted   Yes    Usage is restricted
> >                           but can be sold for profit
> >   Installers       Yes    Installers
> >   Depends-Problem  Yes?   Depends on package in No-* areas
> The problem is that this puts us in the position of interpreting licenses
> for the CD-ROM manufacturers. I would much prefer they read the licenses in
> non-free and decide what they can include, rather than us doing it for them.
> There's an element of legal risk involved.

Yes and No.  In many cases we can ask the authors what set of labels they
prefer, and use those.


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